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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 80
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 80
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   340 PM CDT Fri Apr 9 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Eastern Arkansas
     Northeastern Louisiana
     The Missouri Bootheel
     Central and northern Mississippi
     Western Tennessee

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 340 PM until
     1100 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible
     Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
       to 2 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Several convective scenarios are expected in the watch
   area, beginning with the continued growth/intensification of a storm
   cluster (now crossing southern Arkansas) which will continue
   eastward into northwestern Mississippi later this afternoon/evening.
    Additional scattered severe storm development may occur farther
   north into northeastern Arkansas and western Tennessee, as well
   closer to central Mississippi along an outflow boundary moving
   northwestward.  Damaging winds will be the primary severe threat,
   especially with the Arkansas storm cluster, though large hail and
   damaging gusts will be possible through this evening across the
   watch area.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 85
   statute miles east and west of a line from 15 miles north of
   Dyersburg TN to 90 miles west southwest of Meridian MS. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
   favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
   tornadoes.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 76...WW 77...WW 78...WW
   79...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
   26035.

   ...Thompson
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