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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 35
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 35
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   945 PM CDT THU MAR 27 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHERN AND WESTERN ARKANSAS
     EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 945 PM
     UNTIL 500 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A FEW DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH
   NORTHWEST OF FLIPPIN ARKANSAS TO 25 MILES SOUTH OF POTEAU
   OKLAHOMA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 34...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE THROUGH LATER TONIGHT OVER
   WW REGION AS SE-MOVING COLD FRONT CONTINUES TO OVERTAKE MORE SLOWLY
   PROGRESSIVE DRY LINE. WHILE MAIN MID-MS VLY SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL
   CONTINUE TO MOVE NEWD AWAY FROM REGION...LARGE SCALE ASCENT WILL BE
   ENHANCED BY THE CONTINUED ENE MOVEMENT OF TRAILING/WEAKER UPR
   IMPULSE NOW OVER CNTRL OK. AREA SOUNDING DATA SUGGEST THAT AMPLE
   MID-LVL LAPSE RATES/CLOUD-LAYER SHEAR WILL EXIST FOR SVR HAIL WITH
   ANY STRONGER/MORE SUSTAINED UPDRAFTS...ESPECIALLY GIVEN INCREASING
   PW OVER TIME AND WITH EWD EXTENT INTO AR.

   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 26035.


   ...CORFIDI
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