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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
The southern Missouri Bootheel
Extreme northern Mississippi
* 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).
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...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