SEL5 URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 95 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 1055 PM CDT TUE MAR 20 2012 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL LOUISIANA EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 1055 PM UNTIL 600 AM CDT.
TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS. THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 35 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF EL DORADO ARKANSAS TO 55 MILES SOUTH OF FORT POLK LOUISIANA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
Tornadoes cause one death, damage in half dozen states
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tornadoes touched down in a half-dozen states on Friday, killing one woman whose mobile home was flipped by a twister and causing damage to homes and businesses, authorities said.
The 60-year-old woman died in Jefferson County, Illinois, when a suspected tornado flipped her mobile home and blew it across a road into a farm field, said county coroner Eddie Joe Marks. Related Pictures: Branson before and after the tornado Graphic: Perfect conditions Graphic: Spike in weather disasters Video Reports: Severe Weather National Weather Service See more stories » Ads by Google Study Abroad in Holland Come to Saxion University Over 40 English taught programmes www.Saxion.edu There was at least one other person injured in the county, located in the southern tip of Illinois.
"A young boy had just stepped into his home when the storm hit. He got away with minor scrapes and bruises but went to the hospital," Marks said. The tornadoes appeared to be smaller and touched down only briefly as compared to a deadly tornado outbreak in the region early this month, authorities said.
Wichita, Kansas National Weather Service is prepared to evacuate if storm stays on current track. Topeka NWS ready to take over duties.
Clearwater, Kansas could take major hit from large, destructive tornado. Alert w/ radar: (nolink)nkyzzK50 #kswx
It appears that tornado has fortunately lifted just S of Clearwater, Kansas. Very good news. Supercell still could produce more tornadoes.