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TORNADO WARNING - N. CRITTENDEN, SE CROSS, SW MISSISSIPPI CO.

Tornado Warning
TORNADO WARNING
ARC035-037-093-022115-
/O.NEW.KMEG.TO.W.0088.080502T2023Z-080502T2115Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
323 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  NORTHERN CRITTENDEN COUNTY IN EASTERN ARKANSAS...
  SOUTHEASTERN CROSS COUNTY IN EASTERN ARKANSAS...
  SOUTHWESTERN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY IN EASTERN ARKANSAS...

* UNTIL 415 PM CDT

* AT 323 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
  A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO NEAR EARLE...MOVING
  NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
  CRAWFORDSVILLE...MARION...SUNSET...JERICHO...TURRELL...GILMORE...
  JOINER AND BASSETT.

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

.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 3559 9007 3548 9008 3542 9018 3539 9018
      3542 9008 3533 9009 3531 9016 3527 9016
      3526 9010 3522 9010 3514 9039 3515 9050
      3515 9051 3532 9062
TIME...MOT...LOC 2023Z 240DEG 37KT 3526 9046

$$


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Tornado Warning
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
320 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 2008

ARC035-037-123-022045-
/O.CON.KMEG.TO.W.0086.000000T0000Z-080502T2045Z/
CROSS AR-ST. FRANCIS AR-CRITTENDEN AR-
320 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 2008

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 345 PM CDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN CRITTENDEN...NORTHEASTERN ST. FRANCIS AND SOUTHEASTERN
CROSS COUNTIES...

AT 320 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND STORM
SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING AN EXTREMELY LARGE AND DANGEROUS TORNADO
TRACKING ACROSS EASTERN CROSS MOVING QUIKLY INTO CRITTENDEN COUNTY.
THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR PARKIN...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
JENNETTE...EARLE AND CRAWFORDSVILLE.

.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 3513 9023 3500 9083 3517 9091 3545 9046
      3544 9041
TIME...MOT...LOC 2020Z 242DEG 36KT 3524 9050

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Severe Weather Statement
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
320 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 2008

ARC035-037-123-022045-
/O.CON.KMEG.TO.W.0086.000000T0000Z-080502T2045Z/
CROSS AR-ST. FRANCIS AR-CRITTENDEN AR-
320 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 2008

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 345 PM CDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN CRITTENDEN...NORTHEASTERN ST. FRANCIS AND SOUTHEASTERN
CROSS COUNTIES...

AT 320 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND STORM
SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING AN EXTREMELY LARGE AND DANGEROUS TORNADO
TRACKING ACROSS EASTERN CROSS MOVING QUIKLY INTO CRITTENDEN COUNTY.
THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR PARKIN...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
JENNETTE...EARLE AND CRAWFORDSVILLE.

.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 3513 9023 3500 9083 3517 9091 3545 9046
      3544 9041
TIME...MOT...LOC 2020Z 242DEG 36KT 3524 9050

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Tornado Watch
WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCHES 249/251
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
251 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 2008

ARC035-037-077-093-107-123-MOC155-MSC003-009-013-027-033-071-093-
107-115-119-135-137-139-143-145-161-TNC017-023-033-039-045-047-
053-069-071-075-077-079-095-097-109-113-131-157-167-183-030100-
/O.CON.KMEG.TO.A.0251.000000T0000Z-080503T0100Z/

TORNADO WATCH 251 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN EAST ARKANSAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 6 COUNTIES

CRITTENDEN            CROSS                 LEE
MISSISSIPPI           PHILLIPS              ST. FRANCIS

IN NORTH MISSISSIPPI THIS WATCH INCLUDES 16 COUNTIES

ALCORN                BENTON                CALHOUN
COAHOMA               DESOTO                LAFAYETTE
MARSHALL              PANOLA                PONTOTOC
QUITMAN               TALLAHATCHIE          TATE
TIPPAH                TUNICA                UNION
YALOBUSHA

IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 COUNTY

PEMISCOT

IN WEST TENNESSEE THIS WATCH INCLUDES 20 COUNTIES

CARROLL               CHESTER               CROCKETT
DECATUR               DYER                  FAYETTE
GIBSON                HARDEMAN              HARDIN
HAYWOOD               HENDERSON             HENRY
LAKE                  LAUDERDALE            MADISON
MCNAIRY               OBION                 SHELBY
TIPTON                WEAKLEY

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...BARTLETT...BATESVILLE...
BLYTHEVILLE...BOLIVAR...CARUTHERSVILLE...CLARKSDALE...
COLLIERVILLE...CORINTH...COVINGTON...DRESDEN...DYERSBURG...
FORREST CITY...GERMANTOWN...HELENA...HUMBOLDT...HUNTINGDON...
JACKSON...LEXINGTON...MARTIN...MEMPHIS...MILAN...MILLINGTON...
NEW ALBANY...OLIVE BRANCH...OXFORD...PARIS...SAVANNAH...
SOMERVILLE...SOUTHAVEN...TUNICA...UNION CITY...
WEST MEMPHIS AND WYNNE.

$$

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Wind Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
247 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 2008

...GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE MIDSOUTH
TODAY AND TONIGHT...

ARZ008-009-017-018-026>028-035-036-048-049-058-MOZ113-115-
MSZ001>003-007-008-010>013-020-021-TNZ001>003-019-020-048>052-
088>090-030200-
/O.CON.KMEG.WI.Y.0018.000000T0000Z-080503T0200Z/
RANDOLPH-CLAY-LAWRENCE-GREENE-CRAIGHEAD-POINSETT-MISSISSIPPI-
CROSS-CRITTENDEN-ST. FRANCIS-LEE AR-PHILLIPS-DUNKLIN-PEMISCOT-
DESOTO-MARSHALL-BENTON MS-TUNICA-TATE-COAHOMA-QUITMAN-PANOLA-
LAFAYETTE-TALLAHATCHIE-YALOBUSHA-LAKE-OBION-WEAKLEY-DYER-GIBSON-
LAUDERDALE-TIPTON-HAYWOOD-CROCKETT-MADISON-SHELBY-FAYETTE-
HARDEMAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WALNUT RIDGE...PARAGOULD...JONESBORO...
HARRISBURG...BLYTHEVILLE...WYNNE...WEST MEMPHIS...FORREST CITY...
HELENA...KENNETT...CARUTHERSVILLE...SOUTHAVEN...OLIVE BRANCH...
TUNICA...CLARKSDALE...BATESVILLE...OXFORD...UNION CITY...MARTIN...
DRESDEN...DYERSBURG...HUMBOLDT...MILAN...COVINGTON...JACKSON...
BARTLETT...GERMANTOWN...COLLIERVILLE...MEMPHIS...MILLINGTON...
SOMERVILLE...BOLIVAR
247 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 2008

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH CAN
BE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF A
LINE FROM OXFORD MISSISSIPPI...TO BOLIVAR TENNESSEE...TO DRESDEN
TENNESSEE.

PEAK WIND GUSTS SO FAR THIS AFTERNOON INCLUDE BLYTHEVILLE 49 MPH
...MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 40 MPH...MALDEN 37 MPH AND WEST
MEMPHIS 35 MPH.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 39 MPH ARE
EXPECTED...OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 40 AND 57 MPH. WINDS THIS
STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

$$

OKULSKI

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
239 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 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>092-032145-
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-
239 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 2008

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

THERE IS A MODERATE RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ALONG AND WEST
OF A LINE FROM BRUCE MISSISSIPPI...TO CORINTH MISSISSIPPI...TO
PARSONS TENNESSEE. AREAS EAST OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED LINE ARE IN A
SLIGHT RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

A LINE OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS WESTERN
TENNESSEE AND NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI THROUGH 900 PM THIS EVENING.
LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS ARE THE MAIN HAZARDS...AND A FEW
TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG THE LINE. ADDITIONAL SEVERE
WEATHER DEVELOPMENT IS POSSIBLE BEHIND THIS LINE THROUGH EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING. PLEASE REFER TO CURRENT SEVERE WEATHER WATCHES
AND WARNINGS AS WELL AS SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ALERTS FOR THE LATEST
INFORMATION.

ALONG WITH THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM THREAT...HEAVY RAINFALL OF 1 TO
2 INCHES WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
MIDSOUTH. LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT. PLEASE REFER TO CURRENT FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS OR SMALL
STREAM FLOOD ADVISORIES FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH
WILL OCCUR THROUGH 900 PM CDT THIS EVENING ACROSS EASTERN
ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL...WEST TENNESSEE...AND NORTHWEST
MISSISSIPPI. A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS THROUGH
900 PM CDT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS...HAM RADIO OPERATORS...AND EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER OPERATIONS IS NEEDED
THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

$$

OKULSKI

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Short Term Forecast
SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
147 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 2008

ARZ008-009-017-018-026>028-035-036-048-049-058-MOZ113-115-TNZ001>003-
022030-
CLAY-CRAIGHEAD-CRITTENDEN-CROSS-DUNKLIN-GREENE-LAKE-LAWRENCE-LEE(AR)-
MISSISSIPPI-OBION-PEMISCOT-PHILLIPS-POINSETT-RANDOLPH-ST. FRANCIS-
WEAKLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLYTHEVILLE...JONESBORO...KENNETT...
WEST MEMPHIS
147 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 2008

.NOW...
...TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT FOR NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI
BOOTHEEL AND EXTREME NORTHWEST TENNESSEE UNTIL 3 PM CDT...

A LINE OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE OVER NORTHEAST
ARKANSAS AND THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL...INTO WEST TENNESSEE AND
NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI THIS AFTERNOON. THROUGH 330 PM CDT...HEAVY
DOWNPOURS CAN PRODUCE UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN WITHIN AN HOUR. SMALL
HAIL MAY ACCOMPANY THE STORMS AS WELL. IN ADDITION...THE WINDS WILL
BE SUSTAINED AT 15 TO 30 MILES AN HOUR FROM THE SOUTH...WITH GUSTS TO
45 MILES AN HOUR...AS TEMPERATURES WARM INTO THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 70S.

 

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