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WW 222 SEVERE TSTM AR LA OK TX 092050Z - 100400Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 222
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
350 PM CDT Thu May 9 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Southern Arkansas
  Northern Louisiana
  Southeast Oklahoma
  Northeast Texas

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 350 PM until
  1100 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
    to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...Clusters of supercells and eventual linear segments,
including the possibility for bows, will gradually move west to east
across the Watch area late this afternoon through the evening. 
Large to very large hail and severe gusts will be possible through
at least the early evening, before upscale growth and the risk for
wind damage and perhaps a tornado or two accompanies linear storm
modes.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 80
statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles south of
Durant OK to 45 miles north of Monroe LA. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU2).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
tornadoes.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 218...WW 219...WW
220...WW 221...

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
27035.

...Smith

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