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Tornado Watch 26
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WW0026 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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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 26
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1240 PM EST FRI FEB 21 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW JERSEY
     SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM 1240 PM UNTIL 500 PM EST.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTHEAST OF TRENTON
   NEW JERSEY TO 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WILMINGTON DELAWARE.  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 22...WW 23...WW 24...WW
   25...

   DISCUSSION...PRE-FRONTAL TSTMS NOW STRENGTHENING OVER NERN AND SRN
   MD EXPECTED TO MOVE/DEVELOP RAPIDLY NNEWD OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS AS
   BOUNDARY LAYER OVER WW AREA CONTINUES TO DESTABILIZE FROM THE SOUTH
   IN RESPONSE TO STRONG SSW LOW-LVL FLOW/PRESSURE FALLS AHEAD OF COLD
   FRONT NOW DESCENDING THE ERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS. AREA VWP
   DATA SHOW 60 KT SSWLY 1 KM WINDS VEERING TO 75 KT SWLY FLOW AT 500
   MB...YIELDING LONG/SLIGHTLY CURVED HODOGRAPHS FAVORABLE FOR
   LEWPS/SMALL BOWS THAT COULD YIELD NARROW SWATHS OF DMGG WIND AND
   POSSIBLY A COUPLE 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
   350. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 23055.


   ...CORFIDI
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