SPC Tornado Watch 243

By Newsroom America Feeds at 19 May 2017

WW 243 TORNADO AR MO 190400Z - 190800Z
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 243 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1100 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Northwest Arkansas Southwest Missouri * Effective this Thursday night and Friday morning from 1100 PM until 300 AM CDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts to 80 mph possible Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...A fast-moving bow echo over eastern Oklahoma will track northeastward across the watch area, posing a risk of relatively widespread damaging wind gusts. Isolated tornadoes may also occur along the leading edge of the line. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles north and south of a line from 20 miles west of Fayetteville AR to 5 miles east southeast of Harrison AR. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and 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. && OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 240...WW 241...WW 242... AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector 24040. ...Hart Read more



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