Tornado Watch issued until 2am Thursday

Watch-Warning Map 8:25pm 3/10/10

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 27
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
750 PM CST WED MAR 10 2010

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

EASTERN ARKANSAS
SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS
FAR WESTERN KENTUCKY
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI
FAR WESTERN TENNESSEE

…INCLUDING THE MEMPHIS METROPOLITAN AREA…
EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 750 PM UNTIL 200 AM CST.

TORNADOES…HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

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.

DISCUSSION…SEVERE TSTMS /INCLUDING SUPERCELLS/ ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVERNIGHT WITHIN MOISTENING AND INCREASINGLY SHEARED ENVIRONMENT ALONG 40-50 KT LLJ AXIS. THE MOST INTENSE STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES.

…MEAD/HART/MWN

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