Public Severe Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center


PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1152 AM CDT SAT MAY 01 2010

…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF THE ARKALTEX REGION
NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS AR INTO THE WESTERN TENNESSEE VALLEY LATER
TODAY AND TONIGHT…

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN OK IS FORECASTING THE
DEVELOPMENT OF A FEW STRONG…LONG-TRACK TORNADOES OVER PARTS OF THE
ARKALTEX REGION NEWD ACROSS AR INTO THE WESTERN TENNESSEE VALLEY
LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDE

SOUTHERN AND EASTERN ARKANSAS
FAR NORTHERN LOUISIANA
MISSOURI BOOTHEEL
NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI
WESTERN TENNESSEE

ELSEWHERE…SEVERE STORMS WITH TORNADOES…AS WELL AS WIND DAMAGE
AND HAIL…ARE ALSO EXPECTED ACROSS THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI AND
TENNESSEE VALLEYS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT…SPREADING INTO THE
OHIO VALLY OVERNIGHT.

A FEW TORNADIC STORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON/EVENING HOURS. HOWEVER…
THE MOST INTENSE STORMS…WITH THE GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR LONG TRACK
AND VERY DAMAGING TORNADOES…ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE
ARKLATEX REGION AROUND MID AFTERNOON…AS AN UPPER LEVEL IMPULSE
APPROACHES FROM THE SOUTHWEST. THESE STORMS SHOULD THEN SPREAD AND
DEVELOP NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS ARKANSAS AND INTO PORTIONS OF
NORTHWESTERN MISSISSIPPI…WESTERN TENNESSEE AND THE MISSOURI
BOOTHEEL LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE NIGHTTIME HOURS.

STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGERS ARE MONITORING THIS POTENTIALLY
VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. THOSE IN THE THREATENED AREA ARE URGED TO
REVIEW SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES AND TO LISTEN TO
RADIO…TELEVISION…AND NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR POSSIBLE
WATCHES…WARNINGS…AND STATEMENTS LATER TODAY.

..IMY.. 05/01/2010

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