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Tornado Watch 563
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WW0563 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 563
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   635 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHWESTERN FLORIDA AND CENTRAL AND EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE
     SOUTHERN GEORGIA
     SOUTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 635 AM
     UNTIL 200 PM EST.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES EAST OF APALACHICOLA
   FLORIDA TO 40 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
   WATCH NUMBER 562. WATCH NUMBER 562 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER
   635 AM EST. 

   DISCUSSION...LOW-CAPE/HIGH-SHEAR PARAMETER SPACE THAT CHARACTERIZES
   WARM SECTOR IS FCST TO EXPAND NEWD WITH RETREAT OF SHALLOW/DAMMING
   FRONT ACROSS ERN PORTIONS WW AREA...WITH ISOLATED POTENTIALLY
   TORNADIC SUPERCELLS POSSIBLE.  MEANWHILE SQLN WILL BECOME
   BETTER-DEFINED AND SHIFT EWD OVER WW AREA THROUGH MIDDAY.  REF SPC
   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1993 FOR MORE DETAILS ON NOWCAST SITUATION.

   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 22030.


   ...EDWARDS
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