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Tornado Watch 556
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WW0556 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 556
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1230 PM EST MON NOV 17 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN...NORTHERN...AND CENTRAL FLORIDA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1230 PM UNTIL
     800 PM EST.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHEAST OF OCALA
   FLORIDA TO 30 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF SARASOTA FLORIDA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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...WW 554...WW 555...

   DISCUSSION...PARTS OF NW GULF OF MEXICO SQLN ARE NEARLY CO-LOCATED
   WITH ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT. SQLN SHOULD CONTINUE GENERALLY ESE
   ACROSS THE NRN HALF OF THE FL PENINSULA...WITH PROPAGATIONAL
   COMPONENT OF MOTION SUGGESTING PERHAPS A SWD TURN IN THE DIRECTION
   OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE STRONGEST STORMS.
   LOW-LVL DIRECTIONAL SHEAR DECREASES WITH SWD EXTENT...AND SHOULD
   DECREASE WITH TIME. NEVERTHELESS...GIVEN PRESENCE OF EXISTING
   MESO-CIRCULATIONS WITHIN THE SQLN...AND QUALITY OF MOISTURE RETURN
   OVER THE WRN GULF /PW APPROACHING 2 INCHES/...SOME RISK MAY EXIST
   FOR A COUPLE TORNADOES...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE FL W CST...BEFORE
   LOCALLY DMGG WINDS BECOME THE PREDOMINANT SVR THREAT.

   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 450.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25035.


   ...CORFIDI
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