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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 240
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WW0240 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 240
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1150 AM CDT FRI JUN 6 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHERN AND CENTRAL ALABAMA
     EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS
     WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST GEORGIA
     NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI
     PARTS OF WESTERN TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1150 AM UNTIL
     700 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND 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 65
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTH OF
   GREENVILLE MISSISSIPPI TO 15 MILES SOUTH OF ATLANTA GEORGIA.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 238...WW 239...

   DISCUSSION...SHOWERS ARE DEEPENING ACROSS THE MID SOUTH FROM SERN AR
   INTO NWRN GA.  NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WILL MATURE WITHIN A VERY
   UNSTABLE AIRMASS THAT APPEARS SUPPORTIVE OF ORGANIZED MULTI-CELL
   CLUSTERS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL. 
   ACTIVITY SHOULD PROPAGATE SEWD THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS

   AVIATION...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 29035.


   ...DARROW
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