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Tornado Watch 19
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List of Counties in Watch 19 (WOU)
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   SEL9
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 19
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   445 PM EST FRI JAN 13 2006
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA
          SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA
          SOUTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA
          COASTAL WATERS
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM 445 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
   GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
   AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE MILES
   EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 60 MILES NORTH OF SAVANNAH GEORGIA TO
   30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GAINESVILLE FLORIDA.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
   
   REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
   TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.
   PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING
   WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE
   WARNINGS.
   
   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 18...
   
   DISCUSSION...VERY STRONG LOW AND DEEP LAYER SHEAR HAS DEVELOPED
   ACROSS THE REGION AHEAD OF POTENT MID/UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND
   ASSOCIATED 90+ KT MID LEVEL JET STREAK.  AREA VWP/S INDICATE 0-1 KM
   SRH IN EXCESS OF 200 M2/S2.  THOUGH INSTABILITY REMAINS MODEST WITH
   SBCAPES GENERALLY AROUND 1000 J/KG...RATHER MOIST BOUNDARY LAYER AND
   STRONG ASCENT SHOULD SUPPORT WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS THIS EVENING. 
   GIVEN DEGREE OF SHEAR...STRONGER CELLS WILL BE CAPABLE OF TORNADOES
   AND DAMAGING WINDS.  MARGINALLY SEVERE HAIL MAY ALSO OCCUR.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.
   
   
   ...EVANS
   
   
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