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

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 19
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   320 AM EST Sun Jan 22 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Extreme southeast Alabama
     Part of the Florida Panhandle
     Southern Georgia

   * Effective this Sunday morning from 320 AM until 1000 AM EST.

   * 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...Clusters of severe storms will continue to spread
   east-northeastward across southern GA through the early morning
   hours.  The storm environment will remain favorable for supercells,
   and the potential for an isolated strong tornado or two.  Otherwise,
   damaging winds and isolated large hail will be possible with the
   strongest storms.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 60 miles west southwest of Albany GA
   to 30 miles south of Savannah GA. 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 17...

   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 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 26045.

   ...Thompson
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