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Tornado Watch 120
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WW0120 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 120
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   145 AM EDT WED APR 30 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     FLORIDA PANHANDLE
     FAR SOUTHWEST GEORGIA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 145 AM UNTIL 800 AM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTHWEST OF PANAMA
   CITY FLORIDA TO 15 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 119...

   DISCUSSION...A QLCS WITH EMBEDDED SUPERCELL STRUCTURES AND
   SMALLER-SCALE MESO-VORTICES IS EXPECTED TO PROGRESS EWD ACROSS THE
   WATCH AREA EARLY THIS MORNING. THE CONTINUED INFLUX OF A MOIST
   UNSTABLE AIR MASS COUPLED WITH RELATIVELY STRONG LOW-LEVEL AND
   DEEP-LAYER SHEAR WILL MAINTAIN A RISK FOR A COUPLE OF TORNADOES AND
   LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS.

   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 500.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27020.


   ...MEAD
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