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Tornado Watch 181
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 181
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1010 AM CDT Thu May 5 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southwest Arkansas
     Northwest Louisiana
     Northeast into central Texas

   * Effective this Thursday morning and evening from 1010 AM until
     600 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected to develop
   this morning through the afternoon and move east across the watch
   area.  Damaging gusts and a few tornadoes are possible, in addition
   to large hail with any robust supercells.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 45 miles northwest of El Dorado AR to
   10 miles south southwest of Austin TX. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU1).

   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.

   &&

   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 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

   ...Smith/Hart
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