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Tornado Watch 27
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WW0027 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL7
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 27
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1155 PM EST WED JAN 30 2013
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND
          EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
          SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA
          COASTAL WATERS
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 1155 PM
   UNTIL 500 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 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   SALISBURY MARYLAND TO 25 MILES SOUTHEAST OF JACKSONVILLE NORTH
   CAROLINA.  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 23...WW 24...WW 25...WW
   26...
   
   DISCUSSION...LOW-TOPPED...PRE-FRONTAL SQLN NOW EXTENDING FROM W OF
   RICHMOND VA TO EAST OF FLORENCE SC EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ENEWD AND
   OFF THE NC/VA/MD CST EARLY THU. SEASONABLY WARM/MOIST...VERY
   STRONGLY-SHEARED LOW-LVL ENVIRONMENT...AND TIGHTENING OF SQLN
   CIRCULATION ASSOCIATED WITH CONTINUED NEWD EJECTION OF TN VLY UPR
   TROUGH...WILL BE COUNTERED BY CONTINUING PRESENCE OF RELATIVELY WARM
   TEMPERATURES IN THE 700-500 MB LAYER. WHILE THIS WARM LAYER WILL
   TEMPER UPDRAFT STRENGTH...INTENSITY OF LOW-LVL SHEAR AND PRESENCE
   EXISTING BROKEN LINE SEGMENTS SUGGEST A CONDITIONAL RISK FOR A
   TORNADO OR TWO...IN ADDITION TO DMGG WIND GUSTS...UNTIL THE
   CONVECTIVE BAND CLEARS THE CST.
   
   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
   300. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 23060.
   
   
   ...CORFIDI
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