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Tornado Watch 5
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WW0005 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High High
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 5
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   530 PM CST Fri Jan 10 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Arkansas
     Northwestern Louisiana
     South-central Missouri
     Extreme southeastern Oklahoma
     Northeast and east Texas

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and Saturday morning from 530
     PM until 200 AM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
       mph likely
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...An increasingly organized band of strong-severe
   thunderstorms will cross the watch area tonight, offering severe
   wind and a few tornadoes.  Ahead of it, isolated supercells may
   mature enough to produce tornadoes, strong-severe gusts and sporadic
   hail.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 45 miles south of Longview TX to 65
   miles north northeast of West Plains MO. 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 2...WW 3...WW 4...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 22040.

   ...Edwards
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