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WW0005 RADAR Thumbnail Image Tornado Watch #5
Issued/Updated: Feb 24, 2018 at 2203 UTC
Expires: Feb 25, 2018 at 0300 UTC
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WW0004 RADAR Thumbnail Image Tornado Watch #4
Issued/Updated: Feb 24, 2018 at 2203 UTC
Expires: Feb 25, 2018 at 0000 UTC
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  • SPC Tornado Watch 5

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:15:03 +0000 UTC

    WW 5 TORNADO AR IL KY MO MS TN 242115Z - 250300Z
    WW 0005 Image

    
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Tornado Watch Number 5
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    315 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Tornado Watch for portions of 
      Eastern Arkansas
      Southern Illinois
      Western Kentucky
      Southeast Missouri
      Northwest Mississippi
      West Tennessee
    
    * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 315 PM until
      900 PM CST.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
      Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
        to 75 mph possible
      Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
    
    SUMMARY...A line of intense thunderstorms over central AR will track
    rapidly eastward across the watch area this afternoon and evening. 
    Damaging winds and a few tornadoes are the main threats.
    
    The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
    north and south of a line from 10 miles west southwest of Walnut
    Ridge AR to 30 miles northeast of Fort Campbell KY. For a complete
    depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
    (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
    
    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 4...
    
    AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
    surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
    gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
    storm motion vector 24045.
    
    ...Hart
    
    
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  • SPC Tornado Watch 4

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:44:03 +0000 UTC

    WW 4 TORNADO AR LA OK TX 241700Z - 250000Z
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    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Tornado Watch Number 4
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    1100 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Tornado Watch for portions of 
      Central and Southern Arkansas
      Northwest Louisiana
      Southeast Oklahoma
      Northeast Texas
    
    * Effective this Saturday morning and evening from 1100 AM until
      600 PM CST.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
      Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
        to 75 mph possible
      Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
    
    SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will intensify over northeast Texas,
    spreading into parts of LA and AR this afternoon.  Supercells
    capable of tornadoes and damaging winds are possible throughout the
    watch area.
    
    The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
    north and south of a line from 45 miles south southwest of Paris TX
    to 55 miles northeast of Pine Bluff AR. For a complete depiction of
    the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
    WOU4).
    
    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.
    
    &&
    
    AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
    surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
    gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
    storm motion vector 24040.
    
    ...Hart
    
    
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  • SPC Tornado Watch 5 Status Reports

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:15:05 +0000 UTC

    WW 0005 Status Updates
    WW 0005 Status Image

    
    STATUS REPORT ON WW 4
    
    SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 35 SW TYR TO
    25 NNW GGG TO 20 SSW HOT TO 25 ESE RUE TO 40 ENE RUE TO 5 ESE FLP.
    
    ..GLEASON..02/24/18
    
    ATTN...WFO...LZK...SHV...FWD...
    
    
    STATUS REPORT FOR WT 4 
    
    SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS 
    
    ARC001-011-013-019-023-025-027-029-039-041-043-045-051-053-057-
    059-063-065-067-069-073-079-085-091-095-099-103-105-117-119-125-
    135-137-139-141-145-147-242240-
    
    AR 
    .    ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
    
    ARKANSAS             BRADLEY             CALHOUN             
    CLARK                CLEBURNE            CLEVELAND           
    COLUMBIA             CONWAY              DALLAS              
    DESHA                DREW                FAULKNER            
    GARLAND              GRANT               HEMPSTEAD           
    HOT SPRING           INDEPENDENCE        IZARD               
    JACKSON              JEFFERSON           LAFAYETTE           
    LINCOLN              LONOKE              MILLER              
    MONROE               NEVADA              OUACHITA            
    PERRY                PRAIRIE             PULASKI             
    SALINE               SHARP               STONE               
    UNION                VAN BUREN           WHITE               
    WOODRUFF             
    
    
    LAC015-017-027-119-242240-
    
    LA 
    
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  • SPC Tornado Watch 4 Status Reports

    Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:44:03 +0000 UTC

    WW 0004 Status Updates
    WW 0004 Status Image

    
    STATUS REPORT ON WW 4
    
    SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 35 SW TYR TO
    25 NNW GGG TO 20 SSW HOT TO 25 ESE RUE TO 40 ENE RUE TO 5 ESE FLP.
    
    ..GLEASON..02/24/18
    
    ATTN...WFO...LZK...SHV...FWD...
    
    
    STATUS REPORT FOR WT 4 
    
    SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS 
    
    ARC001-011-013-019-023-025-027-029-039-041-043-045-051-053-057-
    059-063-065-067-069-073-079-085-091-095-099-103-105-117-119-125-
    135-137-139-141-145-147-242240-
    
    AR 
    .    ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
    
    ARKANSAS             BRADLEY             CALHOUN             
    CLARK                CLEBURNE            CLEVELAND           
    COLUMBIA             CONWAY              DALLAS              
    DESHA                DREW                FAULKNER            
    GARLAND              GRANT               HEMPSTEAD           
    HOT SPRING           INDEPENDENCE        IZARD               
    JACKSON              JEFFERSON           LAFAYETTE           
    LINCOLN              LONOKE              MILLER              
    MONROE               NEVADA              OUACHITA            
    PERRY                PRAIRIE             PULASKI             
    SALINE               SHARP               STONE               
    UNION                VAN BUREN           WHITE               
    WOODRUFF             
    
    
    LAC015-017-027-119-242240-
    
    LA 
    
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