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Tornado Watch 16
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WW0016 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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   SEL6
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 16
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   345 AM CST WED JAN 30 2013
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 345 AM UNTIL 800 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 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES EAST OF COLUMBUS
   MISSISSIPPI TO 55 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF JACKSON MISSISSIPPI. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
   
   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...WW 14...WW
   15...
   
   DISCUSSION...DESPITE WEAK INSTABILITY...STRONG DEEP LAYER AND LOW
   LEVEL SHEAR WILL CONTINUE TO PROMOTE AN ENVIRONMENT CONDUCIVE FOR
   STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS...WITH LINE/BOWING SEGMENTS THE PRIMARY
   STORM MODE AS ACTIVITY ADVANCES EWD ACROSS CENTRAL AND SRN MS. 
   DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE THE PRIMARY THREAT.  HOWEVER...GIVEN THE
   STRENGTH OF THE LOW LEVEL SHEAR PER WSR-88D VWP DATA IN CENTRAL MS
   WITH SFC-1 KM SHEAR AROUND 40 KT AND 0-1 KM SRH NEAR 250
   M2/S2...TORNADOES REMAIN A LIKELIHOOD.
   
   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 24050.
   
   
   ...PETERS/MEAD
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