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Tornado Watch 13
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WW0013 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 13
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   155 PM EST Sat Jan 21 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Eastern Georgia
     Southern South Carolina

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 155 PM until
     700 PM EST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A fast-moving squall line over Georgia will track eastward
   across the watch this afternoon.  Damaging winds and a few tornadoes
   are expected along the leading edge of these storms.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 35 miles northwest of Orangeburg SC to
   25 miles south of Waycross GA. 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 12...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 25040.

   ...Hart
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