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Tornado Watch 561
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL1

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 561
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   245 PM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

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

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 245 PM UNTIL
     1100 PM CST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
       TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 115 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
   SELMA ALABAMA TO 35 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MOULTRIE GEORGIA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 560...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND POSSIBLY
   STRENGTH ALONG AND JUST AHEAD OF SSW-NNE COLD FRONT ADVANCING EWD
   FROM CNTRL MS/S CNTRL LA. OTHER STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO FORM IN
   LOW-LVL CONFLUENCE AXIS AHEAD OF FRONT OVER SW/S CNTRL AL. LATEST
   SFC DATA SHOW A SUB-SYNOPTIC LOW FORMING NEAR NEW ORLEANS ATTM. THE
   LOW SHOULD DEEPEN AND MOVE NNE INTO AL...ENHANCING LOW-LVL
   DIRECTIONAL SHEAR TO ITS N AND E. COUPLED WITH SEASONABLY RICH
   MOISTURE AND 50-60 KT SWLY DEEP SHEAR...SETUP APPEARS FAVORABLE FOR
   /1/ A FAIRLY EXTENSIVE SQLN POSING A THREAT FOR DMGG WIND AND
   OCCASIONAL TORNADOES FROM EMBEDDED CIRCULATIONS...AND /2/ A FEW MORE
   DISCRETE SUPERCELLS E OF THE LINE WITH A RISK FOR A COUPLE
   TORNADOES...LOCALLY DMGG WIND...AND MARGINALLY SVR HAIL.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 23035.


   ...CORFIDI
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