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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 232
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WW0232 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High High
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 232
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   230 PM CDT THU JUN 5 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHERN ALABAMA
     NORTHWEST GEORGIA
     MIDDLE AND SOUTHERN TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 230 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS EXPECTED WITH SCATTERED SIGNIFICANT
       GUSTS TO 80 MPH LIKELY
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTH
   NORTHWEST OF MUSCLE SHOALS ALABAMA TO 20 MILES NORTH OF ATLANTA
   GEORGIA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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 230...WW 231...

   DISCUSSION...SIGNIFICANT CONVECTIVE SYSTEM SHOULD CONTINUE TO SPREAD
   ESEWD ACROSS SRN-MIDDLE TN...NRN AL...AND NWRN GA AT ABOUT 50-60KT.
   IR IMAGERY AND LATEST RADAR APPEARS TO SUPPORT POTENTIALLY RENEWED
   INTENSITY TO THE SYSTEM AS EARLIER LINEAR MCS MERGES WITH WIDESPREAD
   DEEP CONVECTION ACROSS WRN TN. REAR-INFLOW JET TO 70KT AND ABUNDANT
   DESTABILIZATION AHEAD OF THE INCREASINGLY EXTENSIVE COLD POOL SHOULD
   RESULT IN A CONTINUATION OF THE HIGH-END DAMAGING WIND POTENTIAL AS
   THIS COMPLEX DEVELOPS ACROSS THE TN VALLEY THROUGH THE LATE
   AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 70
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 600. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 29050.


   ...CARBIN
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