Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 7pm

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch till 7pm

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

 Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 517 

NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 

1235 PM CST Sat Nov 18 2017The NWS 

Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Northeast Arkansas Missouri Bootheel Western and Middle Tennessee*

 Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 1235 PM until 700 PM CST.* 

Primary threats include... Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are intensifying over eastern Arkansas, and will track eastward across the watch area this afternoon and early evening. Damaging winds will be the primary threat, although the strongest storms may produce hail or an isolated tornado.The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 145 statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles northwest of Nashville TN to 60 miles southeast of Jackson TN. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update 

(WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).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.

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