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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 75
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1240 PM CDT Wed Apr 7 2021
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Much of Arkansas
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 1240 PM
until 800 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to develop along a cold front
moving into the watch area. These storms are expected to become
locally severe, with tornadoes, damaging winds, and hail possible
through the afternoon.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles
east and west of a line from 65 miles west southwest of Natchitoches
LA to 20 miles north northeast of Flippin AR. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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 74...
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 450. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.