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Tornado Watch 14
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WW0014 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL4
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 14
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   150 AM CST WED JAN 30 2013
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          NORTHERN AND WEST-CENTRAL ALABAMA
          MIDDLE TENNESSEE
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 150 AM UNTIL 1000 AM CST.
   
   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 50 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES WEST OF BIRMINGHAM
   ALABAMA TO 45 MILES NORTH OF CROSSVILLE TENNESSEE.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
   
   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 12...WW 13...
   
   DISCUSSION...AN EXTENSIVE QLCS WITH EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS IS EXPECTED
   TO ADVANCE EWD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS MORNING.  30/06Z JAN
   SOUNDING IS LIKELY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE INFLOW AIR MASS TO THE
   CONVECTIVE SYSTEM...FEATURING A RELATIVELY MOIST ENVIRONMENT WITH
   MLCAPE OF AROUND 500 J/KG.  GIVEN THE STRONG FORCING FOR ASCENT AND
   VERY FAVORABLE WIND PROFILES FOR UPDRAFT ROTATION...THE RISK FOR
   TORNADOES AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL CONTINUE.
   
   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 400.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 22045.
   
   
   ...MEAD
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