Tornado Watch (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas)

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 97
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
150 PM CDT SUN APR 27 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
MUCH OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARKANSAS
EXTREME NORTHERN LOUISIANA
EASTERN OKLAHOMA
NORTHEAST TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 150 PM UNTIL
900 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
SEVERAL TORNADOES AND A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY
WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5
INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY
SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 80
MPH POSSIBLE

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 105 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTH OF HARRISON
ARKANSAS TO 60 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF TEXARKANA ARKANSAS. FOR
A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

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 94…WW 95…WW 96…

DISCUSSION…COMPLICATED SCENARIO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON…BUT THREAT
FOR SURFACE-BASED STORM DEVELOPMENT WILL INCREASE IN THE NEXT FEW
HOURS LONG THE SURFACE WIND SHIFT IN ERN OK/NE TX…AND NEAR AN
OUTFLOW BOUNDARY ACROSS CENTRAL AR. THE STORM ENVIRONMENT WILL
BECOME MORE FAVORABLE FOR SUPERCELLS WITH TIME…AND WILL SUPPORT A
STRONG TORNADO RISK BY LATE AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING…ESPECIALLY
NEAR THE RESIDUAL OUTFLOW BOUNDARY IN AR. OTHERWISE…THE MORE
INTENSE SUPERCELLS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING VERY LARGE HAIL AND
DAMAGING WINDS.

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