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Tornado Watch 545
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WW0545 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 545
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   425 AM EDT TUE OCT 14 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA
     SOUTHWESTERN AND SOUTH-CENTRAL GEORGIA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY MORNING FROM 425 AM UNTIL NOON EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF
   APALACHICOLA FLORIDA TO 15 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF ALBANY
   GEORGIA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 543...WW 544...

   DISCUSSION...DAMAGING-WIND POTENTIAL AND CONDITIONAL TORNADO THREAT
   WILL REMAIN THROUGH MORNING FROM ONGOING QLCS...AS WELL AS FROM ANY
   RELATIVELY DISCRETE/SUSTAINED CONVECTION DEVELOPING IN PRE-QLCS WARM
   SECTOR.  THIS RISK IS STARTING TO SHIFT/SPREAD E OF WW 543 INTO
   ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERIZED BY 500-1500 J/KG MLCAPE...RICH
   BOUNDARY-LAYER MOISTURE....LOW LCL...35-40-KT EFFECTIVE-SHEAR
   MAGNITUDE AND LARGE HODOGRAPHS...WITH 0-3 KM SRH AROUND 300 J/KG IN
   TLH VWP.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.


   ...EDWARDS
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