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Tornado Watch 105
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 105
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   550 AM CDT Sun Apr 12 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Extreme south central Arkansas
     Northwestern and north central Louisiana
     East central Texas

   * Effective this Sunday morning from 550 AM until NOON CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...An increasingly organized storm cluster with embedded
   larger-scale circulation will likely persist through the morning
   while spreading east-northeastward into east central Texas and
   northwestern Louisiana.  The storm environment will support embedded
   supercells and bowing segments capable of producing tornadoes and
   damaging winds as it warms and moistens quickly at the surface from
   Texas into Louisiana immediately in advance of the storms.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 50 miles northwest of College Station
   TX to 70 miles northeast of Natchitoches LA. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 104...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 550. Mean
   storm motion vector 25035.

   ...Thompson
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