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Tornado Watch 146
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   SEL6
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 146
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   845 AM CDT MON MAR 31 2008
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
          SOUTHEAST KANSAS
          SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL MISSOURI
          CENTRAL AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 845 AM UNTIL 400
   PM CDT.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
   GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
   AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 105 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES SOUTH OF CHANDLER
   OKLAHOMA TO 75 MILES NORTH OF SPRINGFIELD MISSOURI.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
   
   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 145...
   
   DISCUSSION...CLUSTERS OF SEVERE/SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS ARE ONGOING
   THIS MORNING ACROSS PARTS OF NORTHEAST OK AND SOUTHWEST MO.  OTHER
   STORMS HAVE BEGUN TO FORM ON THE COLD FRONT ACROSS CENTRAL OK.  ALL
   STORMS ARE LIKELY TO HAVE A RISK OF LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS
   THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY.  MEANWHILE...VERTICAL SHEAR PROFILES ARE
   QUITE STRONG /SRH AOA 350 M2/S2/ SUGGESTING THE POTENTIAL FOR
   TORNADOES IN STRONGER CELLS...ESPECIALLY THIS AFTERNOON.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25030.
   
   
   ...HART
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