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Tornado Watch 19
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WW0019 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 19
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1050 PM EST THU FEB 20 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTH GEORGIA
     EASTERN KENTUCKY
     FAR WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
     EASTERN TENNESSEE
     FAR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 1050 PM
     UNTIL 500 AM EST.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
   JACKSON KENTUCKY TO 35 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF ROME GEORGIA.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 14...WW 15...WW 16...WW
   17...WW 18...

   DISCUSSION...SFC AND VWP DATA SUGGEST THAT COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED
   WITH DEEPENING MID-MS VLY SFC LOW WILL CONTINUE STEADILY ESE ACROSS
   THE TN VLY OVERNIGHT. THIS SHOULD SERVE TO KEEP EXISTING PRE-FRONTAL
   SQLN ACTIVE AS ASSOCIATED LOW-LVL CONVERGENCE FORCES PARCELS THROUGH
   ELEVATED CAP AND NOCTURNAL CIN LAYER. GIVEN STRENGTH OF WIND
   FIELD...AND SOME INCREASE IN WINDS EXPECTED WITH THE APPROACH OF
   SECONDARY UPR IMPULSE NOW OVER THE WRN OZARKS...SETUP MAY SUPPORT
   CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF EMBEDDED LEWPS/BOWS WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK
   FOR DMGG WIND AND POSSIBLY SHORT-LIVED BUT FAST-MOVING TORNADOES.

   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 24050.


   ...CORFIDI
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