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WW 285 SEVERE TSTM AR KY MO MS TN 221645Z - 230000Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 285
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1145 AM CDT Wed May 22 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Northeast Arkansas
  Southwest Kentucky
  Southeast Missouri
  Northern Mississippi
  Western Tennessee

* Effective this Wednesday morning and evening from 1145 AM until
  700 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms that are forming over eastern Arkansas will
intensify this afternoon and spread eastward across the watch area. 
Locally damaging wind gusts and hail are possible with the stronger
cells.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles south
southwest of Jonesboro AR to 30 miles south southeast of Clarksville
TN. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

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 284...

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
26030.

...Hart

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