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Tornado Watch in Effect for AR,IL,KY,MO,MS,TN
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Tornado Watch Number 5
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
315 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Eastern Arkansas
  Southern Illinois
  Western Kentucky
  Southeast Missouri
  Northwest Mississippi
  West Tennessee

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 315 PM until
  900 PM CST.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
  Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
    to 75 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...A line of intense thunderstorms over central AR will track
rapidly eastward across the watch area this afternoon and evening. 
Damaging winds and a few tornadoes are the main threats.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
north and south of a line from 10 miles west southwest of Walnut
Ridge AR to 30 miles northeast of Fort Campbell KY. 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 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 24045.


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