Skip Navigation Links weather.gov 
NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage NOAA's National Weather Service   Select to go to the NWS homepage
Storm Prediction Center
navigation bar left  
  navigation bar end cap


 
USA.gov is the U.S. Government's official Web portal to all Federal, state and local government Web resources and services.

Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 94
< Previous WW         Next WW >
  | | | | | |  
WW0094 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High High
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High High
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended.
Note: Click for Watch Status Reports.
   SEL4
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 94
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1130 AM CDT SAT APR 24 2010
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
          SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
          PARTS OF WESTERN KENTUCKY
          PARTS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
          MUCH OF MISSISSIPPI
          WESTERN TENNESSEE
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1130 AM UNTIL
   800 PM CDT.
   
   ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
   
   DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER...
   THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE
   POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   FARMINGTON MISSOURI TO 10 MILES WEST OF PINE BELT MISSISSIPPI. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
   
   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.
   
   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
   WATCH NUMBER 91. WATCH NUMBER 91 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER 1130
   AM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 92...WW 93...
   
   DISCUSSION...RAPID DEEPENING PROCESS OF SURFACE LOW OVER AR AS
   INTENSE S/WV TROUGH ROTATES ACROSS AREA.  TORNADIC SUPERCELLS
   ALREADY UNDERWAY ACROSS MS AND WITH VERY STRONG WIND SHEAR PROFILES
   IN PLACE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE AND SPREAD N AND E.  IN ADDITION A
   RAPIDLY MOVING SQUALL LINE MOVING ACROSS NRN AR EXPECTED TO EVOLVE
   INTO A SEVERE QLCS WITH VERY STRONG/DAMAGING WINDS.  EMBEDDED
   TORNADIC SUPERCELLS ARE ALSO LIKELY WITH THIS FEATURE AS IT TRACKS
   ACROSS MID MS VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON. DAMAGING LONG TRACK TORNADOES
   ARE STILL POSSIBLE ACROSS THE WATCH.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24050.
   
   
   ...HALES
Top of Page/Status Messages for this watch/All Current Watches/Forecast Products/Home
Weather Topics:
Watches, Mesoscale Discussions, Outlooks, Fire Weather, All Products, Contact Us

NOAA / National Weather Service
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Storm Prediction Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK 73072 U.S.A.
spc.feedback@noaa.gov
Page last modified: April 25, 2010
Disclaimer
Information Quality
Credits
Glossary
Privacy Policy
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
About Us
Career Opportunities