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Tornado Watch 225
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WW0225 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 225
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   225 AM CDT WED APR 27 2011
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          NORTHERN AND WESTERN ALABAMA
          EXTREME NORTHEAST LOUISIANA
          CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
          SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 225 AM UNTIL 800 AM CDT.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
   GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
   AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA TO 55 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF NATCHEZ
   MISSISSIPPI.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
   
   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 222...WW 223...WW 224...
   
   DISCUSSION...WELL-DEVELOPED LINEAR MCS WITH EMBEDDED BOW/SUPERCELL
   STRUCTURES WILL LIKELY PERSIST THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS WHILE
   PROGRESSING ENEWD FROM MS INTO WRN/NRN AL.  STRONG VERTICAL SHEAR
   AND SUFFICIENT INSTABILITY WILL MAINTAIN THE CONVECTION...WITH A
   CONTINUED RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES...DAMAGING WINDS...AND LARGE
   HAIL.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25045.
   
   
   ...THOMPSON
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