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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 7
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
345 PM CST Sat Mar 10 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Central and Western Arkansas
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 345 PM until
1000 PM CST.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2 inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to increase in coverage this
afternoon and evening, with a few severe storms possible. Large
hail is the main risk.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65
statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles west northwest
of Fort Smith AR to 35 miles northeast of Monticello AR. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
AVIATION...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 400. Mean storm motion vector