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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 50
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WW0050 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 50
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   115 PM EDT SAT MAR 19 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 115 PM UNTIL
     900 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS NOW DEVELOPING OVER THE INTERIOR
   PENINSULA...AND ADVANCING INLAND ACROSS THE GULF COAST ARE EXPECTED
   TO CONTINUE INTENSIFYING THIS AFTERNOON.  ACTIVITY MAY GRADUALLY
   CONSOLIDATE...WITH AN INCREASING RISK FOR DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AS IT
   APPROACHES THE EAST COAST OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PENINSULA. 
   ISOLATED STORMS AHEAD OF THE MAIN LINE MAY BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RISK
   FOR SEVERE HAIL...PERHAPS A TORNADO.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTH
   NORTHEAST OF VERO BEACH FLORIDA TO 40 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF
   NAPLES FLORIDA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 26040.


   ...KERR
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