Weather

Severe Thunderstorm Warning from FRI 7:30 PM CST until FRI 8:15 PM CST

Action Recommended

Take shelter in place or per instructions

Issued By

Shreveport – LA, US, National Weather Service

Affected Area

Hempstead County

Description

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Central Little River County in southwestern Arkansas… Northeastern Hempstead County in southwestern Arkansas… Southern Sevier County in southwestern Arkansas… Southeastern Howard County in southwestern Arkansas… Northwestern Nevada County in southwestern Arkansas…

Until 815 PM CST. At 729 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm was located near Ben Lomond, or 11 miles north of Ashdown, moving northeast at 50 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include… Ashdown, Nashville, Mineral Springs, Dierks, Horatio, Lockesburg, Wilton, Blevins, Tollette, Winthrop, Ben Lomond, Corinth, Saratoga, Center Point, Oak Grove, McCaskill, Ozan, Silver Ridge, Central and Muddy Fork.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1100 PM CST for southwestern Arkansas. Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. People outside should move immediately to shelter inside a strong building. Stay away from windows. HAIL THREAT…RADAR INDICATED; MAX HAIL SIZE…1.00 IN; WIND THREAT…RADAR INDICATED; MAX WIND GUST…60 MPH

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