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Tornado Watch 552
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 552
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   135 AM CST MON NOV 17 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN ALABAMA
     FLORIDA PANHANDLE
     SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING FROM 135 AM UNTIL 900 AM CST.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   PENSACOLA FLORIDA TO 35 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF TALLAHASSEE
   FLORIDA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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 551...

   DISCUSSION...LOW-CAPE/HIGH-SHEAR REGIME IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD INLAND
   AND EWD ALONG GULF COASTAL PLAIN AND ACROSS WW AREA WITH
   TIME...SUPPORTING POTENTIAL FOR EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS IN PRIMARY
   CONVECTIVE BAND NEAR COLD FRONT...AND ALSO MORE DISCRETE SUPERCELLS
   MOVING ASHORE FROM GULF.  REF SPC MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1915 FOR MORE
   METEOROLOGICAL DETAILS.

   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 23030.


   ...EDWARDS
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