SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 559



WW 559 SEVERE TSTM AR MO MS TN 071725Z – 080100Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 559
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1225 PM CDT Wed Aug 7 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  northern and eastern Arkansas
  southeast Missouri
  northern Mississippi
  western Tennessee

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 1225 PM
  until 800 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Scattered large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are forecast to increase/reintensify across
the Ozarks area, and move southeastward with time toward the mid
Mississippi Valley.  Locally damaging winds will be the main risk,
with hail also possible with a couple of stronger cells.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles either side of a line from 40 miles north northwest of
Harrison AR to 35 miles east northeast of Memphis TN. 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.

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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 550. Mean storm motion vector
30040.

...Goss

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