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Tornado Watch 21
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WW0021 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL1
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 21
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   120 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          SOUTHEAST ALABAMA
          WESTERN...CENTRAL...AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA
          WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
          UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 120 PM UNTIL
   800 PM EST.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS
   TO 75 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
   HICKORY NORTH CAROLINA TO 50 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF DOTHAN
   ALABAMA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
   
   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...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
   WATCH NUMBER 18...TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 19. WATCH NUMBER 18 19
   WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER 120 PM EST. 
   
   DISCUSSION...THE PRE-FRONTAL SQUALL LINE CONTINUES TO ORGANIZE FROM
   E CENTRAL AL INTO N GA...WITH OTHER MORE ISOLATED STORMS CONTINUING
   TO FORM IN THE WARM SECTOR AND MERGE INTO THE BAND.  INSTABILITY AND
   VERTICAL SHEAR REMAIN FAVORABLE FOR SUPERCELLS/TORNADOES WITH THE
   WARM SECTOR STORMS...WHILE DAMAGING WINDS AND EMBEDDED CIRCULATIONS
   WILL BE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE CONVECTIVE BAND.  THE SEVERE RISK WILL
   BEGIN TO SPREAD NEWD ACROSS UPSTATE SC AND WRN NC AS THE LOW LEVELS
   DESTABILIZE AND THE SYNOPTIC SYSTEM EJECTS NEWD FROM THE LOWER MS
   VALLEY THROUGH THIS EVENING.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24050.
   
   
   ...THOMPSON
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