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Tornado Watch 59
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WW0059 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 59
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   950 PM CDT Thu Mar 19 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Central and Northeast Arkansas
     Southern Illinois
     Southern Indiana
     Western Kentucky
     Southeast Missouri
     Northwest Tennessee

   * Effective this Thursday night and Friday morning from 950 PM
     until 400 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A line of intense thunderstorms over central Arkansas will
   track eastward across the watch area overnight.  Extremely strong
   wind fields will promote a risk of tornadoes and locally damaging
   wind gusts.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 35 miles south of Hot Springs AR to 35
   miles west northwest of Owensboro KY. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU9).

   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 56...WW 57...WW 58...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

   ...Hart
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