The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch until 10 PM for much of East Texas. This watch also includes portions of Louisiana and Arkansas. The primary threats with the strongest storms will be hail up to the size of baseballs, damaging wind gusts up to 70 MPH, and the potential for a tornado. Additional severe weather watches are possible later this afternoon for areas further west.

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 43
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
305 PM CDT THU APR 9 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA
NORTHEAST TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 305 PM UNTIL
1000 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3
INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

. TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BOWIE CAMP CASS
CHEROKEE FRANKLIN GREGG
HARRISON MARION MORRIS
NACOGDOCHES PANOLA RUSK
SHELBY SMITH TITUS
UPSHUR WOOD