SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 349



WW 349 SEVERE TSTM AR 091715Z – 100000Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 349
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1215 PM CDT Thu Jul 9 2020

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Arkansas

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 1215 PM
  until 700 PM CDT.

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

SUMMARY...A cluster of storms near the eastern Oklahoma/western
Arkansas border at midday (Noon CDT) will likely continue
east-southeastward, while additional storms develop ahead of it this
afternoon across central/eastern Arkansas. Isolated damaging wind
gusts are the main hazard, but some hail could also locally occur.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 90
statute miles east and west of a line from 45 miles east northeast
of Russellville AR to 45 miles south southeast of Hot Springs AR.
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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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 348...

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
29025.

...Guyer

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