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Mesoscale Discussion 23
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0023
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1040 PM CST Fri Jan 10 2020

   Areas affected...southeast Missouri/Arkansas/northeast
   Texas/northwest Louisiana

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 5...

   Valid 110440Z - 110645Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 5 continues.

   SUMMARY...Severe risk continues -- along with potential for a couple
   of brief tornadoes.

   DISCUSSION...Radar loop depicts a solid line of convection moving
   eastward across WW 005, with embedded LEWPs/bows/rotating updrafts. 
   The overall kinematic environment remains quite favorable for
   continued severe risk.  As such, with sufficient instability within
   the warm sector -- particularly with southward extent across
   Arkansas and into the Arklatex -- severe risk will likely continue
   over the next few hours.  

   While much of the convection remains well-contained within the
   watch, a bowing segment of the line near the Arkansas/Missouri
   border moving east-northeast at 45 kt continues to rapidly approach
   the northeast corner of the watch.  Though the thermodynamic
   environment is much less favorable than areas farther south, some
   risk for a continuation of isolated wind risk into the Mid
   Mississippi Valley warrants at least some consideration for
   downstream WW issuance.

   ..Goss.. 01/11/2020

   ...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

   ATTN...WFO...PAH...MEG...LSX...LZK...SGF...SHV...FWD...

   LAT...LON   37599149 37748972 36748939 35478996 33859184 32629263
               31859358 31469485 32099554 33299455 33589390 34919306
               36129190 36979184 37599149 

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