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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 184
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 184
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1050 PM CDT THU MAY 19 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN ALABAMA
     WESTERN PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA
     SOUTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 1050 PM
     UNTIL 500 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...A WELL-ORGANIZED CONVECTIVE SYSTEM WITH EMBEDDED BOW
   ECHOES...MESOVORTICES AND LOCALIZED WIND SURGES WILL PROCEED
   EASTWARD TO EAST-NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA
   OVERNIGHT...INTO A FAVORABLY MOIST AND BUOYANT AIR MASS.  THE MAIN
   THREAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE SPORADIC DAMAGING WINDS...AND A TORNADO
   OR TWO CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES WEST
   NORTHWEST OF GULFPORT MISSISSIPPI TO CRESTVIEW FLORIDA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 183...

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS.
   A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM MOTION
   VECTOR 26035.


   ...EDWARDS
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