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Tornado Watch 23
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WW0023 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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   SEL3
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 23
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   550 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          CENTRAL AND EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND NORTH FLORIDA
          CENTRAL AND EASTERN GEORGIA
          PIEDMONT SOUTH CAROLINA
          COASTAL WATERS
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 550
   PM UNTIL 100 AM 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 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 60 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA TO 45 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE
   THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
   
   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 21...WW 22...
   
   DISCUSSION...PRE-FRONTAL...GA/CNTRL FL PANHANDLE SQLN EXPECTED TO
   FURTHER CONSOLIDATE AND ACCELERATE ENE ACROSS PARTS OF THE SE U.S.
   CSTL PLNS THROUGH LATE TNGT. THIS ACCELERATION/CONSOLIDATION IS
   EXPECTED TO OCCUR IN RESPONSE TO THE NE EJECTION OF SHORTWAVE TROUGH
   NOW OVER MS/W TN...PER WV IMAGERY...AND MAY BE REFLECTED IN RECENT
   DEEPENING/STRENGTHENING OF SFC-BASED WLY FLOW ON EGLIN AFB PROFILER
   /WRN FL PANHANDLE/. STRENGTH OF WIND FIELD AND PRESENCE OF
   SUFFICIENT MOISTURE/BUOYANCY FOR SUSTAINED STORMS SUGGEST POTENTIAL
   FOR EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS/LEWPS...WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR
   TORNADOES/DMGG WIND.
   
   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 22055.
   
   
   ...CORFIDI
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