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Tornado Watch 229
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WW0229 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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   SEL9
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 229
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   825 AM EDT WED APR 27 2011
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          EASTERN KENTUCKY
          EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
          EASTERN TENNESSEE
          EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 825 AM UNTIL
   200 PM 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 55 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   JACKSON KENTUCKY TO 65 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF CROSSVILLE
   TENNESSEE.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
   
   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...WW 228...
   
   DISCUSSION...LINE OF STORMS WILL CONTINUE EWD THROUGH ERN KY AND ERN
   TN EARLY THIS MORNING. INSTABILITY IS MARGINAL...BUT STORMS ARE
   WITHIN AN ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERIZED BY STRONG SHEAR PROFILES WITH
   LARGE HODOGRAPHS SUPPORTIVE OF EMBEDDED MESOCYCLONES AND LEWP
   STRUCTURES. DAMAGING WIND AND ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL REMAIN
   POSSIBLE WITH THIS ACTIVITY NEXT FEW HOURS.
   
   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 26040.
   
   
   ...DIAL
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