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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 94
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1230 PM CDT Fri Mar 31 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Much of Arkansas
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 1230 PM until
800 PM CDT.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* Primary threats include...
Several tornadoes and a few intense tornadoes likely
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Numerous severe thunderstorms are expected to develop and
spread across the mid Mississippi Valley region this afternoon and
early evening. Supercells capable of damaging tornadoes, large
hail, and damaging winds are all possible. Parameters are
sufficiently favorable for the risk of strong/violent tornadoes.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 120 statute miles
east and west of a line from 30 miles east southeast of El Dorado AR
to 5 miles northwest of Saint Louis MO. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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 93...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 25035.