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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 500
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Very Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 500
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   450 AM CDT SUN AUG 23 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHERN ARKANSAS
     SOUTHERN MISSOURI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY MORNING FROM 450 AM UNTIL 1000 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX BECAME INCREASINGLY ORGANIZED ACROSS
   SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI DURING THE PAST HOUR OR TWO WITH MEASURED
   SEVERE GUSTS AT JOPLIN AND A FEW DAMAGE REPORTS. THESE STORMS MAY
   CONTINUE TO POSE A DAMAGING-WIND THREAT WHILE MOVING PAST THE I-44
   CORRIDOR AND INTO MORE OF THE OZARKS...BEFORE DISSIPATING.  SEE SPC
   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1742 FOR FURTHER METEOROLOGICAL DETAILS.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES SOUTH OF
   FAYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS TO 15 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF WEST PLAINS
   MISSOURI.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
   AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
   THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
   AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

   &&

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS.
   A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM MOTION
   VECTOR 32035.


   ...EDWARDS
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