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Tornado Watch 227
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WW0227 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL7
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 227
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   510 AM CDT WED APR 27 2011
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          CENTRAL KENTUCKY
          MIDDLE AND SOUTHEASTERN TENNESSEE
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 510 AM UNTIL 1000 AM CDT.
   
   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 30 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   LEXINGTON KENTUCKY TO 50 MILES SOUTH OF NASHVILLE TENNESSEE.  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 224. WATCH NUMBER 224 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER
   510 AM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 225...WW 226...
   
   DISCUSSION...SQUALL LINE WITH EMBEDDED SUPERCELL AND BOWING
   STRUCTURES WILL ADVANCE EWD THROUGH CNTRL KY AND MIDDLE TN DURING
   THE EARLY MORNING. INSTABILITY IS MARGINAL...BUT ACTIVITY WILL
   REMAIN EMBEDDED WITHIN STRONG LOW LEVEL AND DEEP LAYER SHEAR WITH
   POTENTIAL FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES AND DAMAGING WIND.
   
   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.
   
   
   ...DIAL
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