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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 298
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
230 AM CDT Sat Jul 21 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northwestern to central Mississippi
* Effective this Saturday morning from 230 AM until 1000 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms are forecast to move southeastward
across this corridor through most of the morning, offering large
hail and occasionally damaging winds. The severe threat will
diminish from northwest to southeast with time.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 80
statute miles east and west of a line from 20 miles northeast of
Fayetteville AR to 65 miles south of Greenwood MS. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...This severe thunderstorm watch replaces
severe thunderstorm watch number 296. Watch number 296 will not
be in effect after 230 AM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 297...
AVIATION...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 600. Mean storm motion vector