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Tornado Watch 25
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL5
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 25
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   820 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          CENTRAL AND EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
          EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA
          SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 820 PM
   UNTIL 200 AM EST.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 0.5 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 65 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES NORTH OF SOUTH HILL
   VIRGINIA TO 50 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF FLORENCE SOUTH CAROLINA. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
   
   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 SEVERE
   THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 22. WATCH NUMBER 22 WILL NOT BE IN
   EFFECT AFTER 820 PM EST. CONTINUE...WW 23...WW 24...
   
   DISCUSSION...NNE/SSW PRE-FRONTAL SQLN THROUGH CNTRL NC EXPECTED TO
   ACCELERATE ENE THROUGH EARLY THU AS TN VLY SHORTWAVE TROUGH EJECTS
   NE TOWARD REGION. STRENGTHENING FRONTAL CIRCULATION DOWNSTREAM FROM
   TROUGH MAY COMPENSATE FOR WEAK BUOYANCY TO MAINTAIN FORCED
   CONVECTIVE BAND ACROSS THE NC/VA PIEDMONT AND INTO WRN PORTIONS OF
   THE ADJACENT CSTL PLN. AREA VWP DATA SHOW VERY STRONG WIND PROFILES
   ACROSS REGION...AND FURTHER STRENGTHENING MAY OCCUR /WITH 850 MB
   FLOW UP TO 80 KTS/. THUS...POTENTIAL WILL EXIST FOR EMBEDDED LEWPS
   POSING A RISK FOR SPORADIC DMGG WINDS AND ISOLD
   TORNADOES...ESPECIALLY NEAR LEWP CRESTS AND/OR LINE BREAKS.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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 22060.
   
   
   ...CORFIDI
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