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Tornado Watch 553
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WW0553 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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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 553
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   610 AM EST MON NOV 17 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHWESTERN FLORIDA AND EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE
     CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN GEORGIA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 610 AM UNTIL
     200 PM EST.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
   TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA TO 15 MILES NORTH OF MACON GEORGIA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 552...

   DISCUSSION...LOW-CAPE/STG-SHEAR REGIME IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
   SHIFTING/EXPANDING ENEWD FROM NERN GULF OF MEXICO REGION ACROSS WW
   AREA THROUGH REMAINDER MORNING...AS STG DEEP-LAYER WINDS OVERLIE
   INLAND PENETRATION OF HIGHER-THETAE MARINE AIR MASS.  THIS WILL
   CONTRIBUTE TO INCREASING SUPERCELL/TORNADO AND SMALL-BOW POTENTIAL
   WITH TIME AND FROM W-E...AS DISCUSSED IN MORE DETAIL IN SPC
   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1917.

   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 24035.


   ...EDWARDS
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