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Tornado Watch 554
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WW0554 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 554
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1025 AM EST MON NOV 17 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1025 AM UNTIL
     600 PM EST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
   JACKSONVILLE NORTH CAROLINA TO 45 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF
   ELIZABETH CITY NORTH CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE
   WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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 553...

   DISCUSSION...SHOWERS/TSTMS FORMING ALONG SSW/NNE CONFLUENCE ZONE
   OVER SRN AND ERN NC MAY SOMEWHAT INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND STRENGTH
   THROUGH EARLY AFTN AS SFC HEATING AND APPRECIABLE LOW-LVL MOISTURE
   INFLOW OCCUR BENEATH GLANCING INFLUENCE OF FAST-MOVING TN VLY UPR
   IMPULSE. COMBINATION OF 80 KT SWLY DEEP SHEAR...PW AOA 1.25
   INCHES...AND LIKELY DISCRETE/SEMI-DISCRETE STORMS SUGGESTS POTENTIAL
   FOR A FEW SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF TORNADOES...LOCALLY DMGG WIND...AND
   POSSIBLY MARGINALLY SVR HAIL BEFORE CONFLUENCE ZONE SHIFTS E OFF THE
   CST LATER IN THE DAY.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 400.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 23040.


   ...CORFIDI
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