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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0004 for Northern Arkansas, Far south-central Missouri, Far eastern Oklahoma
  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • A tornado or two possible

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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0004

Locations Affected

  • Northern Arkansas
  • Far south-central Missouri
  • Far eastern Oklahoma
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Summary

    Fast-moving linear cluster should persist northeast along a stationary front. Strong to isolated severe wind gusts are the primary hazard. A brief tornado is also possible, particularly near and south of the front across northern Arkansas.

    Severe Weather Threats

  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • A tornado or two possible
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Details

    SEL4
    
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 4
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    220 AM CST Thu Feb 7 2019
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
      Northern Arkansas
      Far south-central Missouri
      Far eastern Oklahoma
    
    * Effective this Thursday morning from 220 AM until 800 AM CST.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
      A tornado or two possible
    
    SUMMARY...Fast-moving linear cluster should persist northeast along
    a stationary front. Strong to isolated severe wind gusts are the
    primary hazard. A brief tornado is also possible, particularly near
    and south of the front across northern Arkansas.
    
    The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
    statute miles either side of a line from 25 miles west northwest of
    Poteau OK to 40 miles east southeast of West Plains MO. For a
    complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
    update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
    
    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.
    
    &&
    
    AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
    0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
    few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean storm motion vector
    23050.
    
    ...Grams

    National Risk Overview

    Saturday, February 16
    TORNADO: low
    HAIL: low
    WIND: low
    Sunday, February 17
    ANY SEVERE: low
    Monday, February 18
    ANY SEVERE: low
    Tuesday, February 19
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Wednesday, February 20
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Thursday, February 21
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Friday, February 22
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Saturday, February 23
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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