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Tornado Watch 548
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WW0548 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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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 548
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   200 PM EDT TUE OCT 14 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND NORTHERN GEORGIA
     WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
     UPSTATE AND PIEDMONT SOUTH CAROLINA
     SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 200 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM EDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 100 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
   ATHENS GEORGIA TO 40 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF CHARLOTTE 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 546...WW 547...

   DISCUSSION...SETUP MAY BECOME INCREASINGLY FAVORABLE FOR SPORADIC
   INSTANCES OF DMGG WIND AND TORNADOES OVER PARTS OF THE SRN AND CNTRL
   APPALACHIANS AND ADJACENT PIEDMONT/CSTL PLN THIS AFTN AS MODEST SFC
   HEATING DESTABILIZES STRONGLY-SHEARED ENVIRONMENT ALONG AND AHEAD OF
   E TN/WRN GA COLD FRONT. STORM DEVELOPMENT MAY FOCUS ALONG THE
   FRONT...AND ALONG REMNANT SQLN OUTFLOW BOUNDARY ATTM EXTENDING NWD
   FROM THE LWR SAVANNAH RVR VLY INTO WRN NC. STRENGTH OF DEEP SLY
   FLOW...QUALITY OF LOW-LVL MOISTURE /PW AROUND 1.50-2.00
   INCHES/...AND SLIGHTLY BACKED NEAR-SFC FLOW NEAR THE BOUNDARIES
   SUGGEST POTENTIAL FOR LOW AMPLITUDE LEWPS/TRANSIENT SUPERCELLS WITH
   A RISK FOR DMGG WIND AND MAINLY SHORT-LIVED TORNADOES.

   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
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 21045.


   ...CORFIDI
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