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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
* 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
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.