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Thunderstorm Warning for Phillips County AR and 2 More


MEMPHIS, TN (851 PM CDT Sun Apr 12 2020) — The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lee County in eastern Arkansas Phillips County in eastern Arkansas Coahoma County in northwestern Mississippi until 945 PM CDT. At 851 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Parkers Corner to 7 miles northeast of Langford to 6 miles southwest of Tillar, moving east at 50 mph. HAZARD: 70 mph wind gusts. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. Locations impacted include Clarksdale, Marianna, Marvell, Elaine, Helena-West Helena, St Francis National Park, Friars Point, Lexa, Moro, Rondo, Aubrey, Haynes, Garret Grove, Watkins Corner, Kings, Sherard, New Salem, Crumrod, Lake View and Coahoma. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature’s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

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