SPC Tornado Watch 200

SPC Tornado Watch 200

WW 200 TORNADO AR MO OK TN TX 080555Z – 081100Z

Tornado Watch Number 200
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1255 AM CDT Wed May 8 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southwestern, central and northeastern Arkansas
Missouri Bootheel
Extreme southeastern Oklahoma
Northwestern Tennessee
Extreme northeast Texas

* Effective this Wednesday morning from 1255 AM until 600 AM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
A couple tornadoes possible
Isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY…Isolated supercells (including one already underway
southwest of Little Rock) will post a threat for a couple tornadoes,
as well as large to very large hail and isolated severe gusts,
during the remainder of the overnight hours.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles
north and south of a line from 65 miles southwest of De Queen AR to
65 miles east northeast of Jonesboro AR. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


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 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 24025.


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