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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).
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.