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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 37
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 37
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   100 AM CST Tue Mar 3 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Northeast Arkansas
     The southern Missouri Bootheel
     Extreme northern Mississippi
     Western Tennessee

   * Effective this Tuesday morning from 100 AM until 500 AM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Broken bands of thunderstorms will continue to develop
   along a cold front that will move eastward from Arkansas to northern
   Mississippi and western Tennessee through the early morning hours. 
   The storm environment will favor a mix of supercells and bowing
   segments capable of producing large hail, isolated damaging gusts,
   and perhaps an isolated tornado.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
   statute miles north and south of a line from 45 miles south
   southwest of Jonesboro AR to 50 miles east of Jackson TN. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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
   tornadoes.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...This severe thunderstorm watch replaces
   tornado watch number 35. Watch number 35 will not be in effect
   after 100 AM CST. CONTINUE...WW 36...

   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
   26040.

   ...Thompson
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