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Tornado Watch 136
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WW0136 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL6
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 136
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   920 PM EDT FRI APR 10 2009
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          EXTREME EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA
          CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 920 PM
   UNTIL 100 AM EDT.
   
   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 50 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 80 MILES NORTHEAST OF COLUMBIA
   SOUTH CAROLINA TO 35 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF AUGUSTA GEORGIA. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
   
   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 134...WW 135...
   
   DISCUSSION...A BOWING LINE OF STORMS...WHICH EVOLVED FROM EARLIER
   SUPERCELLS...WILL CONTINUE EWD INTO CENTRAL SC DURING THE NEXT FEW
   HOURS WITH A THREAT FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL.  INSTABILITY
   WEAKENS FROM THE CAE AREA EWD AS A RESULT OF A COOL MARINE BOUNDARY
   LAYER...AND THE CONVECTION IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN BY THE TIME IT
   REACHES THE SC COASTAL PLAIN FROM 03-04Z.
   
   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
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27040.
   
   
   ...THOMPSON
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