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

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 2
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1000 PM CST Sun Jan 21 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Western and central Arkansas
     Northwestern Louisiana
     Extreme northeastern Texas

   * Effective this Sunday night and Monday morning from 1000 PM
     until 400 AM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Ongoing broken band of supercells will continue to spread
   eastward overnight, with some tendency to grow into more linear
   structures with time as the cold front eventually overtakes the warm
   sector storms.  A couple of tornadoes and damaging gusts will be
   possible with the persisting supercells and embedded circulations
   within line segments.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 25 miles northeast of Flippin AR to 70
   miles south southeast of Longview TX. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU2).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 1...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean
   storm motion vector 24045.

   ...Thompson
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