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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 172
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
525 PM CDT Mon May 2 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Western and Central Arkansas
* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 525 PM until
1100 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Storms, including supercells, will continue to develop and
likely intensify in vicinity of a modifying boundary from eastern
Oklahoma into western/central Arkansas. Large hail and damaging
winds will be possible, at least on an isolated basis. Tornado
potential will also exist with storms along the boundary and as the
low-level jet intensifies toward/after sunset.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
north and south of a line from 45 miles west northwest of Poteau OK
to 50 miles east northeast of Hot Springs AR. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
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 171...
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 24030.