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Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 58
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WW0058 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High High
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL8
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 58
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   105 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN INDIANA
          CENTRAL AND EASTERN KENTUCKY
          SOUTHWEST OHIO
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 105 PM UNTIL 900
   PM EST.
   
   ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
   
   DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 2.5 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 105 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   DAYTON OHIO TO 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BOWLING GREEN KENTUCKY.  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 56...WW 57...
   
   DISCUSSION...SUPERCELLS DEVELOPING OVER SRN IL AND SERN MO ARE
   EXPECTED TO SPREAD RAPIDLY ENEWD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS
   AFTERNOON INTO EVENING WITHIN EXPANDING WARM SECTOR ATTENDANT TO
   STRONG EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE.  THE COMBINATION OF A MOIST AND
   MODERATELY UNSTABLE BOUNDARY LAYER AND VERY STRONG LOW- AND
   DEEP-LAYER SHEAR WILL SUPPORT INTENSE AND LONG-LIVED SUPERCELLS
   CAPABLE OF LONG-TRACKED...SIGNIFICANT TORNADOES.  LARGE HAIL AND
   DAMAGING WIND GUSTS ARE ALSO LIKELY.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25045.
   
   
   ...MEAD
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