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Tornado Watch 43
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WW0043 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 43
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   340 PM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Northern and Central Arkansas
     Missouri Bootheel

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 340 PM until
     1000 PM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
       to 3 inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms are beginning to develop over
   western AR.  These storms will spread eastward across the watch area
   this afternoon and evening, posing a risk of large hail, damaging
   winds, and a few tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 55 miles west of Russellville AR to
   25 miles south southeast of Jonesboro AR. For a complete depiction
   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU3).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 41...WW 42...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 25035.

   ...Hart
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