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Tornado Watch 560
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WW0560 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 560
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   930 AM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST ALABAMA
     LOUISIANA
     SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI
     FAR SOUTHEAST TEXAS
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 930 AM UNTIL
     600 PM CST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 100 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   MOBILE ALABAMA TO 30 MILES WEST OF LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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...TSTMS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY INCREASE IN
   COVERAGE/STRENGTH OVER WW AREA THROUGH LATER TODAY AS REGION OF
   LOW-LVL MOISTENING IS GLANCED BY LEAD IMPULSE /NOW IN CNTRL TX/
   ASSOCIATED WITH BROAD...CNTRL U.S. UPR TROUGH. LOW-LVL FORCING WILL
   REMAIN WEAK/FRAGMENTED...PRIMARILY ALONG NUMEROUS SSW-NNE CONFLUENCE
   AXES. AT THE SAME TIME...LARGE-SCALE FORCING FOR ASCENT WILL BE
   MODEST.  BUT COUPLED WITH FAIRLY EXPANSIVE AREA OF RETURNING
   MOISTURE BENEATH A BROAD EML AND WITH AMPLE SWLY DEEP SHEAR FOR
   SUPERCELLS...OVERALL SETUP YIELDS A SIZABLE AREA WITH A
   COMPARATIVELY UNFOCUSED...BUT APPRECIABLE...RISK FOR OCCASIONAL
   TORNADOES...SVR HAIL...AND LOCALLY DMGG WIND.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 23035.


   ...CORFIDI
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