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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 22
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WW0022 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL2
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 22
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   340 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA
          SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 340 PM UNTIL
   1000 PM EST.
   
   HAIL TO 0.5 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 75
   MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTH OF
   LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA TO 75 MILES SOUTH OF DUBLIN VIRGINIA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
   
   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.
   
   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 21...
   
   DISCUSSION...QLCS IS BEGINNING TO STRENGTHEN AS CONVECTION MOVES OFF
   THE HIGHER TERRAIN IN WRN VA AND NW NC...POSSIBLE RELATED TO AN
   EMBEDDED MCV IN THE LARGER PRECIPITATION SHIELD.  INSTABILITY IS
   MARGINAL DOWNSTREAM FROM THIS CONVECTION AND LIGHTNING PRODUCTION
   WILL BE SPORADIC AT BEST.  HOWEVER...WEAK SURFACE-BASED CAPE AND
   MINIMAL CONVECTIVE INHIBITION WILL SUPPORT TRANSFER OF 60-70 KT
   MOMENTUM ALOFT TO THE SURFACE IN THE HEAVIER SHOWERS/BOWING
   SEGMENTS.
   
   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 350. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 25045.
   
   
   ...THOMPSON
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