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Tornado Watch 27
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High High
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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   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
     Southwest Indiana
     Western Kentucky
     Southeast Missouri
     Northwest Mississippi
     Western Tennessee

   * 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
       mph likely
     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.



   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.

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