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Tornado Watch 228
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WW0228 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended.
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 228
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   740 AM EDT WED APR 27 2011
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          CENTRAL THROUGH NORTHERN GEORGIA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 740 AM UNTIL NOON EDT.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS
   TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   ROME GEORGIA TO 25 MILES WEST OF MACON GEORGIA.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
   
   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 225...WW 226...WW 227...
   
   DISCUSSION...LINE OF STORMS WITH EMBEDDED MESOCYCLONES AND LEWP
   STRUCTURES WILL CONTINUE EWD THROUGH CNTRL AND NRN GA. INSTABILITY
   DOWNSTREAM IS MARGINAL...BUT WILL REMAIN SUFFICIENT TO MAINTAIN LINE
   NEXT FEW HOURS GIVEN STRONG STORM RELATIVE INFLOW. THREAT WILL EXIST
   FOR DAMAGING WIND AND ISOLATED TORNADOES.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26050.
   
   
   ...DIAL
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