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Tornado Watch 22
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WW0022 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 22
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1215 PM CDT FRI APR 3 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     FAR EASTERN ARKANSAS
     FAR SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS
     SOUTHERN INDIANA
     WESTERN AND CENTRAL KENTUCKY
     FAR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
     WESTERN AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1215 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 80
       MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF JACKSON
   TENNESSEE TO 45 MILES NORTHWEST OF LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY.  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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND STRENGTH
   WITH SFC HEATING ALONG AND AHEAD OF COLD FRONT NOW EXTENDING FROM SE
   IL INTO NE AR. AIR MASS RECOVERY IN WAKE OF EARLIER MCV AND
   CONTINUED INFLOW OF SEASONABLY WARM/MOIST AIR BENEATH
   FAST...LOW-AMPLITUDE CYCLONIC FLOW EXPECTED TO FOSTER SCTD SUSTAINED
   STORMS/SUPERCELLS GIVEN RELATIVELY MODEST LOW-LVL CONFLUENCE. SETUP
   COULD SUPPORT ONE OR TWO STRONGER TORNADOES IN ADDITION TO LARGE
   HAIL/DMGG WIND.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26040.


   ...CORFIDI
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