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National Weather Service: Special Weather Statement

The following was posted by the National Weather Service.

…A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of south central Hempstead, central Miller, northeastern Lafayette and northeastern Cass Counties through 330 PM CDT… At 249 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 8 miles northeast of Queen City, or 10 miles northeast of Atlanta, moving northeast at 55 mph. HAZARD…Winds in excess of 40 mph and half inch hail. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is possible. Locations impacted include… Texarkana, Stamps, Lewisville, Fouke, Buckner, Garland, Genoa, Mount Pleasant, Bloomburg, Domino, Patmos, Pleasant Hill, Spirit Lake and Piney Grove. MAX HAIL SIZE…0.50 IN MAX WIND GUST…40 MPH

The message expires at 3:30 p.m.

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