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Tornado Watch 32
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 32
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1245 PM EDT MON MAR 17 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1245 PM UNTIL
     1100 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS LIKELY WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
       TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SARASOTA
   FLORIDA TO 25 MILES NORTHEAST OF MELBOURNE FLORIDA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...SFC HEATING EXPECTED TO SUPPORT A GRADUAL INCREASE IN
   TSTM STRENGTH WITHIN CNTRL FL CONVECTIVE BAND THIS AFTN. AT THE SAME
   TIME...ERN GULF OF MEX SQLN EXPECTED TO CONTINUE EWD. COUPLED WITH
   MOISTURE-RICH ENVIRONMENT AND EXISTING STRENGTH OF WIND
   FIELD...POTENTIAL WILL EXIST FOR LOW AMPLITUDE LEWPS/BOWS WITH A
   RISK FOR DMGG WIND AND A COUPLE TORNADOES. THE SVR THREAT MAY
   INCREASE LATER THIS AFTN THROUGH EARLY TNGT AS DEEP SHEAR/ASCENT
   INCREASE WITH THE CONTINUED EWD ADVANCE OF WRN GULF OF MEX UPR
   TROUGH.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25040.


   ...CORFIDI
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