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Tornado Watch 13
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WW0013 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 13
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1000 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 1000 PM
     UNTIL 400 AM CST.

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

   SUMMARY...BANDS OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL PERSIST OVERNIGHT ALONG AND
   AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT MOVING EASTWARD FROM MISSISSIPPI TO ALABAMA. 
   THE STORM ENVIRONMENT WILL REMAIN SUFFICIENT FOR THE RISK OF A
   COUPLE OF TORNADOES...AS WELL AS A FEW DAMAGING GUSTS.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES WEST OF BIRMINGHAM
   ALABAMA TO 50 MILES SOUTH OF TUSCALOOSA ALABAMA.  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...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
   WATCH NUMBER 11. WATCH NUMBER 11 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER 1000
   PM CST. CONTINUE...WW 12...

   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 24035.


   ...THOMPSON
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