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Tornado Watch 121
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WW0121 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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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 121
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   115 PM EDT WED APR 30 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA
     SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 115 PM
     UNTIL 700 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   RICHMOND VIRGINIA TO 25 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF ROCKY MOUNT 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...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING IN A MOIST
   ENVIRONMENT WILL RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL FOR SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF
   PRODUCING A COUPLE TORNADOES THIS AFTERNOON.  THE TORNADO THREAT
   WILL BE SUPPORTED BY SOMEWHAT ENHANCED LOW-LEVEL SHEAR ALONG AND E
   OF A WARM FRONT ACROSS THE PIEDMONT...WHERE SURFACE DEWPOINTS OF
   68-70 F AND TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 70S ARE CONTRIBUTING TO
   MODERATE SURFACE-BASED INSTABILITY.

   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 450.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 22025.


   ...THOMPSON
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