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WW 284 SEVERE TSTM AR OK TX 221505Z - 222200Z
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 284
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1005 AM CDT Wed May 22 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Central and Western Arkansas
  Southeast Oklahoma
  Northeast Texas

* Effective this Wednesday morning and afternoon from 1005 AM
  until 500 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
    inches in diameter likely
  Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
    to 75 mph possible
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...Intensifying thunderstorms over eastern Oklahoma will
track across Arkansas through the afternoon, posing a risk of large
hail and damaging winds.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 90
statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles west southwest
of De Queen AR to 40 miles northwest of Batesville AR. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).


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


AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector


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