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Tornado Watch 558
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WW0558 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 558
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   135 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEAST ALABAMA
     THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE
     SOUTHWEST GEORGIA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 135 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 90 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
   DOTHAN ALABAMA TO 25 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF MOULTRIE GEORGIA. 
   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...THE WARM FRONT CONTINUES TO PROGRESS INLAND IN ADVANCE
   OF A PRE-FRONTAL BAND OF STORMS ASSOCIATED WITH AN EJECTING MIDLEVEL
   TROUGH.  THOUGH LAPSE RATES ARE NOT PARTICULARLY STEEP...BOUNDARY
   LAYER DEWPOINTS IN THE 68-70 F RANGE WILL SUPPORT SURFACE-BASED
   BUOYANCY IN THE WARM SECTOR.  VERTICAL SHEAR WILL BE STRONGEST ALONG
   THE WARM FRONT...WHERE THE RISK FOR A COUPLE OF TORNADOES WILL BE
   FOCUSED.  OTHERWISE...AN ISOLATED TORNADO AND A FEW DAMAGING GUSTS
   WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE BAND OF STORMS FARTHER TO THE S INTO THE
   FL PANHANDLE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

   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
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24040.


   ...THOMPSON
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