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Tornado Watch 218
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WW0218 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 218
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   255 PM EDT WED JUN 4 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME SOUTHEAST INDIANA
     NORTHERN AND EASTERN KENTUCKY
     SOUTHERN OHIO
     SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
     WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 255 PM
     UNTIL 900 PM EDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 105 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 60 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
   HUNTINGTON WEST VIRGINIA TO 30 MILES SOUTH OF LONDON KENTUCKY. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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...WHILE INITIAL ROUND OF STRONG TO ISOLD SVR STORMS WAS
   PROGRESSING INTO WV ALONG WARM FRONTAL SEGMENT...MORE NUMEROUS
   STRONG TO SVR STORMS APPEAR LIKELY TO INCREASE IN THE WAKE OF THIS
   INITIAL ROUND. THIS ACTIVITY SHOULD BE SPURRED BY LARGE SCALE
   FORCING FOR ASCENT ASSOCIATED WITH A SHORTWAVE TROUGH TRANSLATING
   EAST ACROSS OH AND ASSOCIATED SFC LOW/FRONTAL WAVE. MODERATELY
   UNSTABLE AIRMASS WILL FUEL INTENSE UPDRAFTS WHERE DEEP-LAYER
   VERTICAL SHEAR WILL SUPPORT SUPERCELLS. DISCRETE CELLS WILL EXIST IN
   A MARGINALLY SUPPORTIVE LOW LEVEL SHEAR REGIME FOR MESOCYCLONES AND
   PERHAPS 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 28025.


   ...CARBIN
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