Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 0069

 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 69
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   335 AM CST Tue Mar 7 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Southern and eastern Arkansas
     Northern Louisiana
     Missouri Bootheel
     Northern Mississippi
     Western Tennessee

   * Effective this Tuesday morning from 335 AM until NOON CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...A band of thunderstorms is forecast to move southeastward
   into and across the watch area this morning, with embedded storms
   moving rapidly east-northeastward.  This activity will offer
   primarily a risk of damaging gusts.  Isolated, marginally severe
   hail and a tornado cannot be ruled out.  Please see SPC mesoscale
   discussion 270 for initial meteorological details.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
   statute miles either side of a line from 30 miles west southwest of
   El Dorado AR to 35 miles northeast of Tupelo MS. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 67...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few
   cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector
   27035.

   ...Edwards
 
 

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