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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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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 4
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1150 AM EST SAT JAN 11 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA
     CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
     CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1150 AM UNTIL
     600 PM EST.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF ROANOKE
   RAPIDS NORTH CAROLINA TO 15 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF AUGUSTA
   GEORGIA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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 1...WW 2...WW 3...

   DISCUSSION...PRE-FRONTAL SQUALL LINE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EWD
   THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.  THE STORMS WILL ENCOUNTER A LITTLE GREATER
   INSTABILITY WITH EWD EXTENT AND LOW-LEVEL SHEAR WILL REMAIN
   STRONG...THUS A FEW EMBEDDED CIRCULATIONS/TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE
   WITHIN THE LINE...AS WELL AS WITH ANY MORE ISOLATED STORMS THAT FORM
   E OF THE LINE.  OTHERWISE...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE THE MAIN RISK
   GIVEN THE OBSERVATIONS OF 50-70 KT WINDS JUST ABOVE THE SURFACE.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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
   400. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25045.


   ...THOMPSON
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