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Tornado Watch 63
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WW0063 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL3
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 63
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   435 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ALABAMA
          WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE
          WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA
          SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
          COASTAL WATERS
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM 435 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2 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 90 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   ROME GEORGIA TO 35 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MOBILE ALABAMA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
   
   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 58...WW 59...WW 60...WW
   61...WW 62...
   
   DISCUSSION...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE INTENSIFYING ACROSS
   SOUTHERN AL IN A MOIST AND STRONGLY SHEARED AIR MASS.  LOW LEVEL
   VERTICAL SHEAR WILL STRENGTHEN EVEN FURTHER TONIGHT AS THE LOW LEVEL
   JET INTENSIFIES...WITH A RISK OF SUPERCELLS AND BOW ECHOES. 
   DAMAGING WINDS AND TORNADOES APPEAR TO BE THE MAIN THREAT.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25040.
   
   
   ...HART
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