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Tornado Watch 73
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 73
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   915 PM EDT THU MAR 31 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN ALABAMA
     WESTERN AND NORTHERN GEORGIA
     FAR SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA
     SOUTHERN EAST TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 915 PM
     UNTIL 500 AM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS IN CLUSTERS...SHORT LINES...AND A FEW
   DISCRETE SUPERCELLS EXPECTED TO MOVE / DEVELOP GENERALLY EAST INTO
   WATCH AREA THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT. SOME STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF
   LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND...TORNADOES...AND MARGINALLY SEVERE HAIL.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF
   TROY ALABAMA TO 40 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF CHATTANOOGA TENNESSEE.
    FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 69...WW 70...WW 71...WW
   72...

   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 26030.


   ...CORFIDI
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