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Tornado Watch 78
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WW0078 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 78
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   755 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN ALABAMA
     FLORIDA PANHANDLE
     SOUTHWESTERN THROUGH CENTRAL GEORGIA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 755 AM UNTIL
     300 PM EDT.

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

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
   INTENSITY THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE MORNING HOURS AND SPREAD
   NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA...BRINGING A RISK OF DAMAGING
   WIND...A FEW TORNADOES...AND ISOLATED SEVERE HAIL.  SEE SPC
   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 374 FOR INITIAL METEOROLOGICAL DETAILS.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 105 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PANAMA
   CITY FLORIDA TO 55 MILES NORTHWEST OF MACON GEORGIA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24030.


   ...EDWARDS
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