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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 3
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WW0003 Radar
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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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 3...CORRECTED
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1125 AM EST SAT JAN 11 2014

   CORRECTED FOR TIME ZONE

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME SOUTHEAST ALABAMA
     THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE
     SOUTHWEST GEORGIA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 1125 AM
     UNTIL 500 PM EST.

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

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTH
   NORTHEAST OF ALBANY GEORGIA TO 15 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
   APALACHICOLA FLORIDA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE
   THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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...WW 2...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO SLOWLY INTENSIFY ALONG A BAND
   FROM THE WRN FL PANHANDLE INTO SW GA...WHILE OTHER CELLS WILL LIKELY
   FORM AHEAD OF THE LINE.  THE ENVIRONMENT IS SUPPORTIVE OF SOME
   SUPERCELL RISK NOW...BUT LOW-LEVEL WINDS SHOULD VEER IN THE NEXT FEW
   HOURS AND LOW-LEVEL SHEAR WILL WEAKEN WITH TIME.  THUS... DAMAGING
   GUSTS WILL BE THE PRIMARY SEVERE RISK.

   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 450. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 25040.


   ...THOMPSON

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