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Tornado Watch 46
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WW0046 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 46
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   825 PM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Northeastern Arkansas
     Southern Illinois
     Central and southern Indiana
     Central and western Kentucky
     Southeastern Missouri
     Western Tennessee

   * Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 825 PM
     until 400 AM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter
       possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Widely spaced yet potentially tornadic supercells are
   expected to move east-northeastward into and across parts of this
   watch, offering the threats for tornadoes (some significant: capable
   of at least EF2 damage), large hail and severe gusts.  Some increase
   in storm coverage is likely through the overnight hours.  See SPC
   mesoscale discussion 224 for initial meteorological insights.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 100 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 20 miles south southeast of Jonesboro
   AR to 30 miles east northeast of Bloomington IN. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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...WW 43...WW
   44...WW 45...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 25035.

   ...Edwards
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