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Tornado Watch 3
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WW0003 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 3
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1120 AM CST Mon Jan 2 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     West Central and Southwest Alabama
     Extreme Northwest Florida
     Southeast Louisiana
     Central and Southern Mississippi
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Monday morning and evening from 1120 AM until
     800 PM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A line of severe storms over western Louisiana will
   progress eastward across the Lower Mississippi Valley this
   afternoon, while additional strong/severe storms continue developing
   ahead of the squall line from southeast Louisiana into southwest
   Alabama.  Damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes will be possible
   into the evening hours.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 130 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 40 miles west northwest of Meridian MS
   to 50 miles south of Gulfport MS. 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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 2...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

   ...Weiss
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