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Tornado Watch 23
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WW0023 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 23
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   410 PM EDT FRI APR 3 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN KENTUCKY
     MIDDLE AND EASTERN TENNESSEE
     FAR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM 410 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT.

   * 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
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
   HUNTINGTON WEST VIRGINIA TO 45 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CROSSVILLE
   TENNESSEE.  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 22...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE/STRENGTH ACROSS
   WW THROUGH THIS EVE IN RESPONSE TO CONTINUED SFC HEATING...THE
   GRAZING INFLUENCE OF MID-MS VLY SHORTWAVE TROUGH...AND THE APPROACH
   OF WRN KY-TN COLD FRONT. WIND FIELD WILL REMAIN FAVORABLE FOR
   SUSTAINED UPDRAFTS/SUPERCELLS THROUGHOUT WW. HOWEVER...PRESENCE OF
   EXISTING LEFT-SPLIT STORMS AND OTHER CONVECTION/CLOUDS WILL KEEP
   LOW-LVL UPLIFT FIELD AND...POTENTIALLY...THE SVR THREATS MORE
   FRAGMENTED IN KY RELATIVE TO TN. THE GREATEST SVR
   POTENTIAL..INCLUDING THE RISK FOR A STRONG TORNADO OR TWO...MAY
   EVOLVE ALONG W-E OUTFLOW BOUNDARY STALLED OVER NRN TN.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27040.


   ...CORFIDI
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