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Tornado Watch 239
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WW0239 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL9
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 239
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   545 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          SOUTHERN INDIANA
          CENTRAL AND EASTERN KENTUCKY
          SOUTHERN OHIO
          WESTERN VIRGINIA
          WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 545
   PM UNTIL 100 AM 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 75 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES SOUTH OF OWENSBORO
   KENTUCKY TO 65 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HUNTINGTON WEST VIRGINIA.  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 232...WW 233...WW
   234...WW 235...WW 236...WW 237...WW 238...
   
   DISCUSSION...TSTMS ARE EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY THIS EVENING E OF
   MIGRATORY SURFACE LOW DEVELOPING NEWD FROM NW OF PAH TOWARD WRN LAKE
   ERIE.  FOCUSED MOISTURE AND HEAT FLUXES OCCURRING ALONG
   STRENGTHENING LLJ AXIS SHOULD SUPPORT SUFFICIENT DESTABILIZATION TO
   SUSTAIN LONG-LIVED UPDRAFTS WITHIN NWD-EXPANDING WARM SECTOR.  GIVEN
   THE STRONG AMBIENT VERTICAL SHEAR IN PLACE...THE POTENTIAL WILL
   EXIST FOR SUPERCELLS AND BOWING STRUCTURES CAPABLE OF TORNADOES AND
   DAMAGING WINDS.
   
   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 350.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 22045.
   
   
   ...MEAD
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