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Tornado Watch 17
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WW0017 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 17
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   705 PM CDT THU APR 2 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHWEST AND NORTH-CENTRAL ARKANSAS
     SOUTHEAST KANSAS
     SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH-CENTRAL MISSOURI
     NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 705 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
       TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
   BARTLESVILLE OKLAHOMA TO 40 MILES NORTHEAST OF WEST PLAINS
   MISSOURI.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...RAPID THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT IS UNDERWAY WITH
   SUPERCELLS EXPECTED TO QUICKLY EVOLVE WITH A RISK FOR VERY LARGE
   HAIL AND A FEW TORNADOES.  A TRANSITION TO BOWING LINE SEGMENTS
   MIXED WITH SUPERCELLS WILL LIKELY OCCUR TONIGHT WITH A CONTINUED
   RISK FOR TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL...AND CORRIDORS OF WIND DAMAGE.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27035.


   ...MEAD
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