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Tornado Watch 519
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 519
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   545 PM CDT THU OCT 2 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     ARKANSAS
     EXTREME SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
     WESTERN KENTUCKY
     NORTHERN LOUISIANA
     EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI
     NORTHWESTERN MISSISSIPPI
     WESTERN TENNESSEE
     EXTREME NORTHEASTERN TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 545
     PM UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
       TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 110 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES SOUTHWEST OF EL
   DORADO ARKANSAS TO 30 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF PADUCAH KENTUCKY. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
   TORNADOES AND 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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 516...WW 517...WW 518...

   DISCUSSION...SVR THREAT EXPECTED TO MAXIMIZE WITH INCREASINGLY
   WELL-ORGANIZED LINE OF TSTMS...OFFERING PRIMARY WIND-DAMAGE RISK
   WHILE MOVING W-E ACROSS WW AREA THIS EVENING.  SPORADIC HAIL IS
   POSSIBLE ALONG WITH POTENTIAL FOR A FEW BRIEF QLCS TORNADOES. 
   ISOLATED SUPERCELLS WITH SLGT TORNADO RISK ALSO MAY DEVELOP AHEAD OF
   MAIN SQUALL LINE OVER MID-SOUTH REGION...WITHIN ENVIRONMENT OF
   STEADILY INCREASING LOW-LEVEL SRH RELATED TO LLJ ENLARGEMENT OF
   HODOGRAPH.  REF SPC MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1801 FOR MORE
   METEOROLOGICAL DETAILS.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26035.


   ...EDWARDS
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