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Tornado Watch 54
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WW0054 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 54
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1215 PM CDT THU MAR 24 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN ALABAMA
     WESTERN AND CENTRAL PARTS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE
     FAR SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA
     FAR SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1215 PM
     UNTIL 700 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS NOW OVER FAR SE LA AND MS EXPECTED TO
   GRADUALLY STRENGTHEN AND MOVE/DEVELOP GENERALLY E THROUGH THE
   REMAINDER OF THE DAY...WITH SOME RISK FOR DAMAGING WIND AND A COUPLE
   TORNADOES.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   EVERGREEN ALABAMA TO 55 MILES EAST OF BOOTHVILLE LOUISIANA.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.


   ...CORFIDI
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