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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
609 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

...Continuing Severe Weather Awareness Week for Arkansas...

...Today`s topic is Severe Thunderstorms...

The ArkLaTex region is affected by numerous thunderstorms every
year. The strongest and most dangerous of these thunderstorms are
defined as severe thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms are
thunderstorms which produce damaging winds, large hail, and
tornadoes. A thunderstorm is severe when it produces winds of at
least 58 mph, hail 1 inch in diameter or larger, or a tornado.
Severe thunderstorms can occur during any time of the year, but
are most common during the Spring.

To protect yourself and your property from severe thunderstorms, it
is important to stay abreast of the latest weather conditions.
Staying updated through NOAA Weather Radio from the National Weather
Service, as well as monitoring television, radio, and the internet,
will help you be better prepared for the dangers associated with
any severe thunderstorms in your area.


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