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WW0003 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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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 3
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1140 AM EST SUN JAN 4 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTH FLORIDA
     SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
     SOUTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1140 AM UNTIL
     600 PM EST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES WEST OF CROSS CITY
   FLORIDA TO 40 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.
    FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER NORTH FL AND CENTRAL GA
   WILL TRACK EASTWARD THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.  STRONG
   WINDS ALOFT AND A MOIST/UNSTABLE AIR MASS WILL POSE A RISK OF A FEW
   DAMAGING WIND GUSTS ALONG THE LEADING EDGE OF THE STORMS.  AN
   ISOLATED TORNADO OR TWO IS ALSO POSSIBLE.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25035.


   ...HART
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