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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
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).
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.