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Tornado Watch 91
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WW0091 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 91
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   120 PM EDT FRI APR 25 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
     SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 120 PM UNTIL
     900 PM EDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 120 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES NORTHEAST OF SOUTH
   HILL VIRGINIA TO 10 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF FAYETTEVILLE NORTH
   CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...STORMS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE WITHIN THE ERN NC/SE VA
   WARM SECTOR THIS AFTERNOON...AS WELL AS ALONG THE COLD FRONT LATER
   THIS AFTERNOON INTO CENTRAL NC/S CENTRAL VA.  THE ENVIRONMENT WILL
   FAVOR SUPERCELLS WITH A RISK FOR TORNADOES GIVEN THE INCREASE IN
   INSTABILITY AND VERTICAL WIND SHEAR THIS AFTERNOON...AND AN ISOLATED
   STRONG TORNADO OR TWO WILL BE POSSIBLE.  OTHERWISE...DAMAGING WINDS
   AND HAIL CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THE STRONGER STORMS THROUGH THIS
   EVENING.

   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 25030.


   ...THOMPSON
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