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Tornado Watch 66
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 66
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   115 AM CDT MON APR 7 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL ALABAMA
     WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE
     SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA
     SOUTHERN AND EASTERN MISSISSIPPI
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING FROM 115 AM UNTIL 800 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A FEW LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES EAST OF BIRMINGHAM
   ALABAMA TO 45 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
   WATCH NUMBER 65. WATCH NUMBER 65 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER 115
   AM CDT. 

   DISCUSSION...SEGMENTED SQLN/QLCS NOW EXTENDING FROM A CNTRL LA NEWD
   TO W CNTRL AL EXPECTED TO ADVANCE SLOWLY EWD THROUGH SUNRISE...WHILE
   EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS/SUSTAINED STORMS MOVE MORE RAPIDLY NEWD WITHIN
   THE LINE. SFC PRESSURE FALLS CENTERED OVER MIDDLE TN SUGGEST THAT
   PRECIP-ENHANCED BOUNDARY NOW OVER CNTRL AL MAY EDGE A BIT NWD OVER
   THE NEXT FEW HOURS...ALLOWING SVR THREAT ASSOCIATED WITH NRN PART OF
   SQLN TO SPREAD NE TOWARD THE TCL/BHM AREAS. AT THE SAME
   TIME...CONFLUENT LWR-LVL FLOW AHEAD OF SQLN MAY SUPPORT NEW...MORE
   DISCRETE STORM DEVELOPMENT OVER SRN AL AND POSSIBLY THE WRN FL
   PANHANDLE LATER THIS MORNING. STRENGTH OF WIND FIELD /700 MB FLOW
   AOA 55 KTS/ AND QUALITY OF MOISTURE RETURN /PW AOA 1.50 INCHES/
   SUGGEST POTENTIAL FOR SMALL BOWS WITH DMGG WIND...IN ADDITION TO
   OCCASIONAL TORNADOES.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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 23040.


   ...CORFIDI
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