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Tornado Watch 147
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WW0147 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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   SEL7
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 147
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   915 PM EDT FRI APR 15 2011
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          PARTS OF NORTHERN AND MUCH OF CENTRAL GEORGIA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 915 PM
   UNTIL 600 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 75 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTHWEST OF ATHENS
   GEORGIA TO 50 MILES SOUTH OF MACON GEORGIA.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
   
   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...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
   WATCH NUMBER 145. WATCH NUMBER 145 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER
   915 PM EDT. CONTINUE...WW 142...WW 143...WW 144...WW 146...
   
   DISCUSSION...ISOLATED SUPERCELLS WILL PERSIST IN GA FOR THE NEXT FEW
   HOURS PER THE ENVIRONMENT DEPICTED BY THE 00Z FFC SOUNDING.  SURFACE
   COOLING WITH NIGHTFALL WILL BE OFFSET SOMEWHAT BY A GRADUAL INCREASE
   IN LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE FROM THE S/SW.  THUS...EXPECT THE THREAT FOR A
   FEW TORNADOES...ALONG WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL...TO
   CONTINUE WELL INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AS THE MAIN CONVECTIVE BAND
   PROGRESSES EWD FROM AL INTO GA.
   
   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 25030.
   
   
   ...THOMPSON
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