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Tornado Watch 117
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WW0117 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 117
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   230 PM EDT TUE APR 29 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

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

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 230 PM UNTIL
     900 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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   GREENSBORO NORTH CAROLINA TO 50 MILES SOUTH OF ELIZABETH CITY
   NORTH CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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 116...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE ACROSS
   CENTRAL/ERN NC THIS AFTERNOON ALONG A SLOW-MOVING WARM FRONT. 
   VERTICAL SHEAR AND INSTABILITY HAVE BECOME SUFFICIENT FOR SUPERCELLS
   ALONG THE BOUNDARY...WHERE ENHANCED LOW-LEVEL SHEAR WILL PROMOTE THE
   RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES.  OTHERWISE...LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED
   DAMAGING GUSTS CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THE STRONGER SUSTAINED STORMS.

   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 22015.


   ...THOMPSON
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