Severe Local Storm Watch and Watch Cancellation Msg
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 205
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
415 PM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
  EASTERN ARKANSAS
  WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS
  WESTERN KENTUCKY
  EASTERN MISSOURI
  NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI
  WESTERN TENNESSEE

* EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 415 PM UNTIL
  1000 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
  A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
  ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
  ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

SUMMARY...STRONG/LOCALLY SEVERE STORMS CONTINUE SPREADING
NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS ARKANSAS AND MISSOURI...AND NORTH-NORTHEAST
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI.  SEVERE RISK CONTINUES TO GRADUALLY INCREASE
ACROSS THE WATCH AREA AS STORMS APPROACH...WITH RISK FOR LOCALLY
DAMAGING WINDS AND A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY TO PERSIST THROUGH EARLY
EVENING.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
ALTON ILLINOIS TO 30 MILES SOUTHWEST OF OXFORD MISSISSIPPI.  FOR
A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

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.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 202...WW 203...WW 204...

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500.
MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 21035.


...GOSS



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