WW 517 TORNADO AR IN KY MO MS TN 171945Z – 180300Z

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Tornado Watch Number 517
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
145 PM CST Sat Dec 17 2016

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Eastern Arkansas
  Southern Indiana
  Western and Central Kentucky
  Southeast Missouri
  Northern Mississippi
  Western and Middle Tennessee

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 145 PM until
  900 PM CST.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will intensify along and ahead of a cold
front moving across the watch area this afternoon and evening.  The
strongest storms will pose a risk of damaging wind gusts and a few

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 95 statute miles
east and west of a line from 90 miles northeast of Bowling Green KY
to 50 miles southeast of Little Rock 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.


AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 24035.


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