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Tornado Watch 17
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WW0017 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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   SEL7
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 17
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   550 AM EST WED JAN 30 2013
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          FAR NORTHWEST GEORGIA
          EASTERN KENTUCKY
          SOUTHERN OHIO
          EASTERN TENNESSEE
          FAR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
          FAR WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 550 AM UNTIL
   100 PM EST.
   
   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 55 MILES SOUTH OF KNOXVILLE
   TENNESSEE TO 5 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF HUNTINGTON WEST VIRGINIA.
    FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
   
   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 14...WW 15...WW 16...
   
   DISCUSSION...QLCS WITH A HISTORY OF WIND DAMAGE OVER CNTRL KY/MIDDLE
   TN IS EXPECTED TO PROGRESS EWD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS MORNING. 
   THOUGH INSTABILITY REMAINS VERY WEAK...INTENSE VERTICAL SHEAR AND
   FORCING FOR ASCENT WILL MAINTAIN EMBEDDED LEWP STRUCTURES CAPABLE OF
   DAMAGING WINDS AND PERHAPS A TORNADO OR TWO.
   
   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 300.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 22045.
   
   
   ...MEAD
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