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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 185
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 185
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   305 AM CDT FRI MAY 20 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEAST ALABAMA
     THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE
     EXTREME SOUTHWEST GEORGIA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY MORNING FROM 305 AM UNTIL 800 AM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...WELL-DEVELOPED CONVECTIVE SYSTEM OVER SOUTHERN ALABAMA
   WILL LIKELY PERSIST THROUGH DAYBREAK WHILE MOVING EASTWARD ACROSS
   THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND SOUTHEAST ALABAMA/EXTREME SOUTHWEST
   GEORGIA.  DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE THE MAIN THREAT FOR THE NEXT
   SEVERAL HOURS...THOUGH ISOLATED HAIL COULD ALSO OCCUR WITH THE
   STRONGEST STORMS IN THE LINE.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES SOUTH OF
   CRESTVIEW FLORIDA TO 45 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF MARIANNA FLORIDA.
    FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 184...

   AVIATION...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 550. MEAN STORM MOTION
   VECTOR 27035.


   ...THOMPSON
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