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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 235
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WW0235 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Very Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 235
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   745 PM EDT THU JUN 5 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN GEORGIA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT FROM 745 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT.

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

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTHWEST
   OF ATLANTA GEORGIA TO 30 MILES NORTH OF VIDALIA GEORGIA.  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 231...WW 232...WW
   233...WW 234...

   DISCUSSION...LONG-LIVED CONVECTIVE SYSTEM NOW OVER NW GA HAS
   WEAKENED RELATIVE TO EARLIER TODAY. BUT SYSTEM IS STILL ACCOMPANIED
   BY A FAIRLY WELL-DEFINED MCV /NOW OVER NE AL/. AS LEADING EDGE OF
   THE LATTER FEATURE OVERTAKES ARC OF COLD-POOL-DRIVEN STORMS W OF
   ATL...THERE MAY BE AN ASSOCIATED TEMPORARY UPTICK IN STORM STRENGTH.
   THIS INTERACTION...AND LOW-LVL INSTABILITY PATTERN...MAY RESULT IN A
   SLIGHT RIGHT /SWD/ TURN TO OVERALL CONVECTIVE SYSTEM MOTION COMPARED
   TO THE ESE MOTION OF EARLIER TODAY. AT ANY RATE...PRESENCE OF
   RELATIVELY STEEP MID-LVL LAPSE RATES ON ERN FLANK OF SRN PLNS UPR
   RIDGE AND WARM/MOIST LOW-LVL ENVIRONMENT OVER CNTRL GA SUGGEST A
   CONTINUED THREAT FOR INTERMITTENT DMGG SFC GUSTS.

   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 500. MEAN STORM MOTION
   VECTOR 30030.


   ...CORFIDI
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