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WW0016 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 16
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   650 PM CST THU FEB 20 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHERN AND CENTRAL ALABAMA
     MIDDLE TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 650 PM
     UNTIL 300 AM CST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS LIKELY WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
       TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
     A FEW LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   NASHVILLE TENNESSEE TO 25 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF SELMA ALABAMA. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 9...WW 11...WW 13...WW
   14...WW 15...

   DISCUSSION...WITH THE GLANCING INFLUENCE OF POTENT MIDWEST SHORTWAVE
   TROUGH YET TO AFFECT REGION...AND CONTINUED LOW-LVL MOISTURE
   INFLOW...SETUP APPEARS FAVORABLE FOR THE CONTINUED ENE MOVEMENT AND
   POSSIBLE STRENGTHENING OF NNE-SSW SQLN NOW APPROACHING MIDDLE TN.
   EMBEDDED LEWPS AND SUSTAINED STORMS/SUPERCELLS WILL BE CAPABLE OF
   DMGG WIND AND POSSIBLY A TORNADO OR TWO SWD INTO NRN/WRN AL GIVEN
   INTENSITY OF LOW TO MID-WIND FIELD /700 MB SPEEDS AOA 50 KTS/. ONE
   OR TWO MORE ISOLD SVR STORMS ALSO MAY AFFECT SRN PARTS OF THE WW
   AREA LATER TNGT AS CONVECTION CONTINUES TO FORM AND MOVE NEWD FROM
   CONFLUENCE ZONE NOW STRADDLING THE MS-AL BORDER S OF MERIDIAN.

   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
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24050.


   ...CORFIDI
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