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Tornado Warning
TORNADO WARNING
ARC031-093-111-102345-
/O.NEW.KMEG.TO.W.0120.080510T2309Z-080510T2345Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
609 PM CDT SAT MAY 10 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN CRAIGHEAD COUNTY IN EASTERN ARKANSAS...
  CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI COUNTY IN EASTERN ARKANSAS...
  NORTHEASTERN POINSETT COUNTY IN EASTERN ARKANSAS...

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 609 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
  A TORNADO NEAR BAY...MOVING EAST SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
  TRUMANN...LAKE CITY...CARAWAY...LEPANTO...THREE WAY...DYESS...
  MARIE...KEISER AND BASSETT.

.IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

.THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS A STORM SHELTER. IF NO
STORM SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE
BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE
BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

.IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

.STAY TUNED TO THIS BROADCAST FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AND INFORMATION.
TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER ONLY...CALL 1 800 4 3 2 0 8 7 5.

LAT...LON 3585 8997 3550 9006 3565 9069 3582 9065
TIME...MOT...LOC 2309Z 279DEG 32KT 3572 9055

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Tornado Warning
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
556 PM CDT SAT MAY 10 2008

ARC031-111-102315-
/O.CON.KMEG.TO.W.0119.000000T0000Z-080510T2315Z/
CRAIGHEAD AR-POINSETT AR-
556 PM CDT SAT MAY 10 2008

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 PM CDT FOR NORTHERN
POINSETT AND CENTRAL CRAIGHEAD COUNTIES...

AT 556 PM CDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A TORNADO.  THIS
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR GIBSON SWITCH...OR 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
JONESBORO...MOVING EAST SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
BROOKLAND...BAY...TRUMANN...MARKED TREE...LAKE CITY AND BLACK OAK.

.IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

.THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS A STORM SHELTER. IF NO
STORM SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE
BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE
BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

.IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

LAT...LON 3593 9033 3588 9035 3586 9034 3550 9042
      3564 9092 3579 9085 3591 9084
TIME...MOT...LOC 2256Z 287DEG 32KT 3573 9071

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Severe Weather Statement
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
556 PM CDT SAT MAY 10 2008

ARC031-111-102315-
/O.CON.KMEG.TO.W.0119.000000T0000Z-080510T2315Z/
CRAIGHEAD AR-POINSETT AR-
556 PM CDT SAT MAY 10 2008

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 PM CDT FOR NORTHERN
POINSETT AND CENTRAL CRAIGHEAD COUNTIES...

AT 556 PM CDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A TORNADO.  THIS
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR GIBSON SWITCH...OR 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
JONESBORO...MOVING EAST SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
BROOKLAND...BAY...TRUMANN...MARKED TREE...LAKE CITY AND BLACK OAK.

.IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

.THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS A STORM SHELTER. IF NO
STORM SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE
BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE
BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

.IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

LAT...LON 3593 9033 3588 9035 3586 9034 3550 9042
      3564 9092 3579 9085 3591 9084
TIME...MOT...LOC 2256Z 287DEG 32KT 3573 9071

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Short Term Forecast
SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
520 PM CDT SAT MAY 10 2008

ARZ008-009-017-018-026>028-035-036-MOZ113-115-TNZ001>004-019>021-
048>052-054-055-110000-
CARROLL-CLAY-CRAIGHEAD-CRITTENDEN-CROCKETT-CROSS-DECATUR-DUNKLIN-
DYER-GIBSON-GREENE-HAYWOOD-HENDERSON-HENRY-LAKE-LAUDERDALE-LAWRENCE-
MADISON-MISSISSIPPI-OBION-PEMISCOT-POINSETT-RANDOLPH-TIPTON-WEAKLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLYTHEVILLE...DYERSBURG...HUMBOLDT...
JACKSON...JONESBORO...KENNETT...WEST MEMPHIS
520 PM CDT SAT MAY 10 2008

.NOW...
...TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH MIDNIGHT CDT...

RAIN...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT THE NORTHERN PORTION OF
THE MIDSOUTH THIS EVENING. THROUGH 7 PM CDT...PRECIPITATION WILL BE
LIKELY...MAINLY NORTH OF A WYNNE ARKANSAS...PARSONS TENNESSEE LINE.
GUSTS TO 40 MILES AN HOUR AND SMALL HAIL MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE
THUNDERSTORMS. RAINFALL RATES CAN APPROACH AN INCH AN HOUR.

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Tornado Watch
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 298
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
425 PM CDT SAT MAY 10 2008

TORNADO WATCH 298 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1200 AM CDT FOR THE
 FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

ARC021-031-035-037-055-075-077-093-107-111-121-123-110500-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0298.080510T2125Z-080511T0500Z/

AR
.    ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

CLAY                 CRAIGHEAD           CRITTENDEN
CROSS                GREENE              LAWRENCE
LEE                  MISSISSIPPI         PHILLIPS
POINSETT             RANDOLPH            ST. FRANCIS
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
311 PM CDT SAT MAY 10 2008

ARZ008-009-017-018-026>028-035-036-048-049-058-MOZ113-115-
MSZ001>017-020>024-TNZ001>004-019>021-048>055-088>092-111130-
ALCORN-BENTON MS-CALHOUN-CARROLL-CHESTER-CHICKASAW-CLAY-COAHOMA-
CRAIGHEAD-CRITTENDEN-CROCKETT-CROSS-DESOTO-DECATUR-DUNKLIN-DYER-
FAYETTE-GIBSON-GREENE-HARDEMAN-HARDIN-HAYWOOD-HENDERSON-HENRY-
ITAWAMBA-LAFAYETTE-LAKE-LAUDERDALE-LAWRENCE-LEE AR-LEE MS-MADISON-
MARSHALL-MCNAIRY-MISSISSIPPI-MONROE-OBION-PANOLA-PEMISCOT-
PHILLIPS-POINSETT-PONTOTOC-PRENTISS-QUITMAN-RANDOLPH-SHELBY-
ST. FRANCIS-TALLAHATCHIE-TATE-TIPPAH-TIPTON-TISHOMINGO-TUNICA-
UNION-WEAKLEY-YALOBUSHA-
311 PM CDT SAT MAY 10 2008

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EAST ARKANSAS...
THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL...NORTH MISSISSIPPI...AND WEST TENNESSEE.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

A SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK IS LIKELY ACROSS THE ENTIRE
MID SOUTH TONIGHT.

THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT ACROSS THE ENTIRE MID SOUTH.

A WARM FRONT WILL SURGE NORTHWARD INTO THE MID SOUTH TONIGHT
BRINGING A WARM...MOIST...AND UNSTABLE AIRMASS INTO THE REGION
AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP ACROSS THE MID SOUTH ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE WARM FRONT
TONIGHT. ANY SEVERE THUNDERSTORM THAT DEVELOPS WILL BE CAPABLE
OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS...LARGE HAIL...AND TORNADOES. THERE IS
THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW STRONG TORNADOES. AN ADDITIONAL LINE OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY DEVELOP ALONG AND IMMEDIATELY IN
ADVANCE OF THE COLD FRONT AS IT MOVES ACROSS THE AREA LATER TONIGHT.

THE BEST TIME FRAME FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL BE BETWEEN 4 PM CDT
THIS AFTERNOON AND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
AND BETWEEN 5 PM CDT AND 4 AM CDT SUNDAY MORNING EAST OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A WIND ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED ON SUNDAY AS NORTHWEST WINDS MAY GUST
UP TO 40 MPH.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
THE ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS...HAM RADIO OPERATORS...AND
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER
OPERATIONS WILL BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT ACROSS THE
ENTIRE AREA.

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SJM/CJC


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