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Tornado Watch 56
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WW0056 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 56
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   220 PM CDT Thu Mar 19 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     central and western Arkansas
     northwest Louisiana
     eastern Oklahoma
     north central and northeast Texas

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 220 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Storms are expected to intensify from eastern Oklahoma and
   north central Texas and continue east into the lower Mississippi
   Valley. Damaging wind, a few tornadoes and large hail will be
   possible with the stronger storms.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 120 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 35 miles northeast of Flippin AR to 35
   miles south southeast of Dallas TX. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

   ...Dial
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