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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 27
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
135 PM CDT Tue Apr 3 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Much of Arkansas
Southern and East-Central Illinois
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 135 PM until
800 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter likely
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to rapidly form along a cold
front this afternoon and track across the watch area. Very strong
wind fields and instability suggest the potential for fast-moving
severe storms capable of large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes.
Strong tornadoes will be possible with the most intense storms.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 105 statute miles
east and west of a line from 40 miles south southwest of Hot Springs
AR to 65 miles north of Evansville IN. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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 25...WW 26...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 25035.