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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 47
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
345 PM CDT Thu Mar 12 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Northern and Central Arkansas
* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 345 PM until
1100 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Widespread large hail likely with isolated very large hail
events to 2 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to form along a cold front over
Arkansas and southern Missouri, then track eastward across the watch
area. Intense storms capable of large hail and damaging winds are
expected. A few tornadoes are also possible with any supercells
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
east and west of a line from 40 miles southwest of Hot Springs AR to
35 miles north northeast of Cape Girardeau MO. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 46...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 28035.