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Tornado Watch 501
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WW0501 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL1

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 501
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   155 PM EDT WED SEP 10 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WEST CENTRAL THROUGH EASTERN INDIANA
     SOUTHEAST LOWER MICHIGAN
     WESTERN AND NORTHERN OHIO
     LAKE ERIE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 155 PM
     UNTIL 900 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTHEAST OF TOLEDO
   OHIO TO 20 MILES EAST OF BLOOMINGTON INDIANA.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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...SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE WEAK TSTMS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
   FORMING ALONG RESIDUAL LOW-LVL CONFLUENCE BAND EXTENDING ROUGHLY NNE
   FROM TERRE HAUTE IND TO W OF DETROIT MI. COMBINATION OF VERY STRONG
   LOW-LVL SPEED/DIRECTIONAL SHEAR /WITH 0-1 KM SRH AOA 250 M2 PER S2/
   COUPLED WITH PERSISTENT...VERY MOIST LOW-LVL INFLOW /PW AROUND 2
   INCHES/ AND MODEST SFC HEATING SUGGESTS POTENTIAL FOR LOW-LVL
   SHOWER/STORM ROTATION AND POSSIBLE TORNADOES/LOCALLY DMGG WIND
   GUSTS...DESPITE RELATIVELY MEAGER LOW TO MID-LVL BUOYANCY.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   300. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24040.


   ...CORFIDI
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