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Tornado Watch 154
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WW0154 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 154
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1255 PM EDT WED MAY 14 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     FAR SOUTHERN INDIANA
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN KENTUCKY
     NORTHEAST TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1255 PM
     UNTIL 800 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BOWLING
   GREEN KENTUCKY TO 35 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF LEXINGTON KENTUCKY.
    FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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 153...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
   INTENSITY THIS AFTERNOON AHEAD OF A SHORT-WAVE TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED
   SURFACE LOW APPROACHING THE REGION FROM THE SOUTHWEST. BREAKS IN THE
   CLOUDS COUPLED WITH A MOIST BOUNDARY LAYER WILL YIELD AFTERNOON
   MLCAPE OF 1000-1500 J/KG. THIS INSTABILITY WILL ALIGN WITH CORRIDOR
   OF STRENGTHENING VERTICAL SHEAR WHICH WILL BE SUPPORTIVE OF
   SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS AND A COUPLE OF
   TORNADOES.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 22030.


   ...MEAD
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