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Tornado Watch 448
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WW0448 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 448
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   635 PM EDT SUN JUL 27 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
     SMALL PART OF SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING FROM 635 PM
     UNTIL 100 AM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
   ASHEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA TO 65 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF HICKORY
   NORTH CAROLINA.  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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 445...WW 446...WW 447...

   DISCUSSION...POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR SUPERCELLS IN WW 445 TO SURVIVE
   PASSAGE THROUGH NARROW CORRIDOR OF RELATIVELY LOW-THETAE AIR MASS
   OVER HIGHEST APPALACHIANS AND MOVE INTO FAVORABLY MOIST/UNSTABLE
   ENVIRONMENT OF WRN PIEDMONT REGION...WHERE 50 KT EFFECTIVE-SHEAR
   MAGNITUDES AND 200-300 J/KG EFFECTIVE SRH WILL JUXTAPOSE WITH
   UPPER-60S/LOWER-70S F SFC DEW POINTS.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 30030.


   ...EDWARDS
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