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Tornado Watch 116
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 116
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1245 PM CDT TUE APR 29 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME SOUTHWEST ALABAMA
     PARTS OF NORTHEAST AND SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA
     CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1245 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES
       POSSIBLE
     WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5
       INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 105 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
   MERIDIAN MISSISSIPPI TO 25 MILES WEST OF NATCHEZ MISSISSIPPI. 
   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS WILL INTENSIFY BOTH ALONG A RETREATING
   OUTFLOW BOUNDARY IN SE MS/SW AL...AND IN THE EXPANDING WARM SECTOR
   FROM NE LA INTO MS THE NEXT FEW HOURS.  DESTABILIZATION AND STRONG
   DEEP-LAYER VERTICAL SHEAR WILL FAVOR SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
   TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS.  A COUPLE STRONG
   TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE MOST INTENSE
   SUPERCELLS...AS WELL AS ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL.  BY ABOUT MID
   AFTERNOON...THE SEVERE THREAT WILL SPREAD EWD INTO W CENTRAL AL.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25040.


   ...THOMPSON
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