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WW 162 TORNADO AR LA TX 261505Z – 262200Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 162
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1005 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Much of Arkansas
  Northwest Louisiana
  Northeast Texas

* Effective this Wednesday morning and afternoon from 1005 AM
  until 500 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
  Widespread large hail likely with isolated very large hail
    events to 2 inches in diameter possible
  Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

SUMMARY...Severe storms will move across the watch area through this
afternoon, posing a risk of locally damaging winds, large hail, and
a few tornadoes.  An isolated strong tornado or two is also
possible.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles
east and west of a line from 25 miles north of Walnut Ridge AR to 35
miles southeast of Longview TX. 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.

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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 161...WW 9997...

AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.

...Hart

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