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WW0007 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 7
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   630 PM CST THU JAN 21 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA
     WEST FLORIDA PANHANDLE
     SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA
     SOUTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 630 PM
     UNTIL 300 AM CST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...NNE-SSW ORIENTED SQUALL LINE WITH EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS
   EXPECTED TO CONTINUE EAST ACROSS WATCH AREA THROUGH EARLY
   FRIDAY...WHILE MORE SCATTERED STORMS FORM AHEAD OF LINE AND MOVE
   NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI...ALABAMA...AND THE FLORIDA
   PANHANDLE.  SOME OF THE STORMS COULD YIELD TORNADOES...IN ADDITION
   TO DAMAGING WIND AND OCCASIONAL HAIL.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 100 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
   TROY ALABAMA TO 25 MILES WEST OF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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 6...

   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 22045.


   ...CORFIDI
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