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Tornado Watch 223
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WW0223 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL3
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 223
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   945 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2011
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          CENTRAL AND EAST TEXAS
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 945 PM
   UNTIL 500 AM CDT.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
   GUSTS TO 75 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
   AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
   AUSTIN TEXAS TO 40 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF LUFKIN TEXAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
   
   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 220. WATCH NUMBER 220 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER
   945 PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 215...WW 217...WW 218...WW 219...WW
   221...WW 222...
   
   DISCUSSION...COMPLEX OF SVR TSTMS...INCLUDING SUPERCELLS WITH
   TORNADO RISK...WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SSEWD AS EMBEDDED TSTMS MOVE
   EWD.  CONVECTION WILL ENCOUNTER RELATIVELY UNDISTURBED ENVIRONMENT
   CHARACTERIZED BY VERY FAVORABLE DEEP-LAYER SHEAR AND 1500-2500 J/KG
   MLCAPE.  ACTIVITY ALSO MAY BACKBUILD...BRINGING AT LEAST CONDITIONAL
   SVR POTENTIAL TO PORTIONS CENTRAL TX S THROUGH SE OF ACT. 
   STRENGTHENING CINH WITH TIME SHOULD LIMIT POTENTIAL FOR ACTIVITY TO
   REAR-PROPAGATE W OF I-35.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   600. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 28030.
   
   
   ...EDWARDS/HALES
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