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Tornado Watch 47
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL7

   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
     Southern Illinois
     Western Kentucky
     Southeast Missouri
     Southeast Oklahoma
     Northwest Tennessee

   * 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
   that form.

   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).

   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.

   &&

   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.

   ...Hart
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