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Tornado Watch 35
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 35
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   520 PM CST Mon Mar 2 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Northern Arkansas
     Southern Illinois
     Southwestern Indiana
     Western Kentucky
     Southeastern Missouri
     Northwestern Tennessee

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning from 520 PM
     until 100 AM CST.

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

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms should develop and increase in coverage and
   intensity through the evening over the watch area, with commensurate
   increase in mainly large-hail potential in a favorable supercell
   environment.  Tornadoes are possible, however, along with isolated
   severe gusts.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   either side of a line from 45 miles south of Harrison AR to
   Owensboro KY. For a complete depiction of the watch see the
   associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 27030.

   ...Edwards
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