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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 31
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 31
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   455 PM CST Wed Feb 8 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Northern Alabama
     Northwest Georgia
     Far western North Carolina
     Middle and eastern Tennessee

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 455 PM until Midnight
     CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms developing along a cold front from
   middle Tennessee into northern Alabama should pose a risk for
   isolated severe storms, mainly in the form of damaging winds, this
   evening as they spread eastward towards the southern Appalachians.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 110
   statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles north of
   Crossville TN to 50 miles south southeast of Huntsville AL. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
   favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
   tornadoes.

   &&

   AVIATION...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 450. Mean storm motion vector
   27040.

   ...Grams
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