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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 517
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Very Low

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 517
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1235 PM CST Sat Nov 18 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Northeast Arkansas
     Missouri Bootheel
     Western and Middle Tennessee

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 1235 PM
     until 700 PM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are intensifying over eastern Arkansas, and
   will track eastward across the watch area this afternoon and early
   evening.  Damaging winds will be the primary threat, although the
   strongest storms may produce hail or an isolated tornado.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 145
   statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles northwest of
   Nashville TN to 60 miles southeast of Jackson TN. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 516...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean storm motion vector
   27040.

   ...Hart
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