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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 57
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
540 PM CST Thu Mar 2 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southern and central Arkansas
* Effective this Thursday afternoon from 540 PM until Midnight
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Supercells and bowing thunderstorm clusters will pose a
threat for tornadoes, large to very large hail, and significant
damaging winds this evening into tonight.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
north and south of a line from 20 miles west of Texarkana AR to 35
miles east of Monticello AR. 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 53...WW 54...WW 55...WW
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 25040.