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Tornado Watch 33
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WW0033 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 33
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   215 PM CST Sun Mar 6 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Western and Northern Arkansas
     Southern Missouri
     Southeast Oklahoma

   * Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 215 PM until
     800 PM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
       to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will intensify across the watch area this
   afternoon and spread northeastward.  The cluster of most intense
   storms is likely to evolve over western/central Arkansas, posing a
   risk of a strong tornado or two, large hail, and damaging winds.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 20 miles south southwest of Poteau OK
   to 40 miles east southeast of Poplar Bluff MO. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 23035.

   ...Hart
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