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Tornado Watch 242
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WW0242 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Very Low

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   SEL2
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 242
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   725 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          INDIANA
          NORTHERN KENTUCKY
          WESTERN AND CENTRAL OHIO
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 725 PM
   UNTIL 300 AM EDT.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 0.5 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 15 MILES NORTHWEST OF TERRE
   HAUTE INDIANA TO 25 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF COLUMBUS OHIO.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
   
   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 235...WW
   236...WW 237...WW 238...WW 239...WW 240...WW 241...
   
   DISCUSSION...SURFACE LOW OVER FAR SWRN IND IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP
   NEWD TO NEAR CLE BY 28/06Z IN ADVANCE OF STRONG VORTICITY MAXIMUM
   CURRENTLY NEAR THE CONFLUENCE OF THE MS/OH RIVERS.  INTENSE DYNAMIC
   FORCING FOR ASCENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS UPPER-LEVEL SYSTEM WILL BE
   SUPPORTIVE OF SUFFICIENT DESTABILIZATION FOR LOW-TOPPED
   SUPERCELLS/BOWS CAPABLE OF TORNADOES AND DAMAGING WINDS.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   300. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 21050.
   
   
   ...MEAD
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