SPC Tornado Watch 417



WW 417 TORNADO AR 312110Z – 010500Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 417
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
410 PM CDT Wed Oct 31 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Central and southeastern Arkansas

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 410 PM until Midnight
  CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will increase through the evening from
southwestern into central Arkansas, and then storms will spread
eastward through the early overnight hours.  The storm environment
will gradually become more favorable for rotating storms, with an
attendant threat for a couple of tornadoes, damaging winds, and
isolated large hail.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
east and west of a line from 70 miles south southwest of Hot Springs
AR to 45 miles northeast of Little Rock AR. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU7).

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.

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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 416...

AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.

...Thompson

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