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Tornado Watch 169
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 169
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   150 PM EDT Thu Apr 27 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Central Georgia

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 150 PM until
     800 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Isolated severe/supercell thunderstorms will affect parts
   of Central Georgia this afternoon, posing a risk of locally damaging
   winds and a few tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 15 miles south southwest of Columbus
   GA to 10 miles southeast of Augusta GA. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU9).

   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.

   &&

   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 24035.

   ...Hart
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