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Tornado Watch in Effect for AR,LA,OK,TX
WW 16 TORNADO AR LA OK TX 212140Z - 220300Z
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Tornado Watch Number 16
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
340 PM CST Sat Jan 21 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southern Arkansas
  Northern Louisiana
  Extreme Southeast Oklahoma
  Northeast Texas

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 340 PM until
  900 PM CST.

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

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will form soon over northeast TX and spread
across the watch area this afternoon and evening.  Supercells
capable of very large hail and a few tornadoes are expected.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
east and west of a line from 50 miles north northwest of Hot Springs
AR to 35 miles south southwest of Natchitoches LA. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 25035.


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