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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 28
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
445 PM CDT Tue Apr 3 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Extreme southeast Arkansas
North central and northeast Louisiana
West central Mississippi
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 445 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter likely
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...A band of strong-severe storms moving into northwest
Louisiana will likely persist for the next several hours while the
storms move eastward toward the Mississippi River this evening.
Damaging winds and large hail will be the main threats with the
stronger embedded storms.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 85
statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles north of
Greenville MS to 30 miles east of Alexandria LA. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 25...WW 26...WW 27...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector