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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 8
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WW0008 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 8
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   920 PM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL..NORTHERN AND WESTERN ARKANSAS
     SOUTHEASTERN AND EXTREME EASTERN OKLAHOMA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 920 PM
     UNTIL 300 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55
   STATUTE MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST
   OF ARDMORE OKLAHOMA TO 30 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF BATESVILLE
   ARKANSAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 TORNADOES.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 7...

   DISCUSSION...BKN BAND OF STG-SVR TSTMS -- NOW MOSTLY BEHIND SFC COLD
   FRONT AND/OUT OUTFLOW-REINFORCED BAROCLINIC ZONE -- WILL CONTINUE TO
   POSE THREAT FOR LARGE HAIL AND OCNL GUSTS NEAR SVR LIMITS.  OVERALL
   SVR THREAT IS EXPECTED TO DIMINISH WITH TIME LATE IN WW PERIOD AS
   LLJ VEERS...COLD-FRONTAL SURGE CONTINUES...AND WARM SECTOR
   DIABATICALLY STABILIZES.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 28030.


   ...EDWARDS
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