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

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 2
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   930 AM EST SAT JAN 11 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     FAR NORTHEAST GEORGIA
     WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
     WESTERN SOUTH CAROLINA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 930 AM UNTIL
     300 PM EST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 40
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 85 MILES SOUTH OF
   GREENVILLE SOUTH CAROLINA TO 35 MILES NORTHWEST OF CHARLOTTE
   NORTH CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 1...

   DISCUSSION...A BOWING LINE SEGMENT MOVING OUT OF THE SOUTHERN
   APPALACHIANS WILL INTENSIFY THIS MORNING AS IT ENCOUNTERS AN
   INCREASINGLY WARM AND MOIST AIR MASS OVER THE PIEDMONT.  WHILE A
   BRIEF TORNADO IS POSSIBLE...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE THE PRIMARY
   HAZARD.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 26040.


   ...MEAD
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