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Tornado Watch 5
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
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   Tornado Watch Number 5
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   315 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Eastern Arkansas
     Southern Illinois
     Western Kentucky
     Southeast Missouri
     Northwest Mississippi
     West Tennessee

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 315 PM until
     900 PM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A line of intense thunderstorms over central AR will track
   rapidly eastward across the watch area this afternoon and evening. 
   Damaging winds and a few tornadoes are the main threats.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 10 miles west southwest of Walnut
   Ridge AR to 30 miles northeast of Fort Campbell KY. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).


   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 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 24045.

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