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Tornado Watch 31
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WW0031 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL1

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 31
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   900 AM CDT SUN MAR 16 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEAST ALABAMA
     THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE
     SOUTHWEST GEORGIA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 900 AM UNTIL
     500 PM CDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA TO 10 MILES NORTH OF CRESTVIEW FLORIDA.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 30...

   DISCUSSION...NE-SW SQLN NOW OVER SRN AL EXPECTED TO CONTINUE EWD IN
   TANDEM WITH 40-50 KT SW LLJ. LARGE-SCALE FORCING FOR ASCENT ACROSS
   WW AREA WILL BE WEAK TO NEUTRAL AS MAIN UPR IMPULSE CONTINUES NE
   INTO THE LWR TN AND OH RVR VLYS. BUT WEAK DISTURBANCES IN SRN STREAM
   FLOW...COUPLED WITH MODEST SFC HEATING AND FAIRLY SUBSTANTIAL
   LOW-LVL MOISTURE RETURN...SUGGEST A CONTINUED RISK FOR EMBEDDED
   LEWPS/TRANSIENT SUPERCELLS IN THE SQLN EWD TOWARD DHN/TLH...WITH AN
   ATTENDANT CONDITIONAL RISK FOR TORNADOES/LOCALLY DMGG WIND.

   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
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24040.


   ...CORFIDI
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