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Tornado Watch 846
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 846...CORRECTED
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1125 AM EDT TUE SEP 28 2004
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          SOUTHEAST MARYLAND
          NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA
          EASTERN VIRGINIA
          COASTAL WATERS
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 1125 AM UNTIL
   500 PM EDT.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 0.5 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS
   TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS ALONG AND 75 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST
   OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF PATUXENT RIVER MARYLAND
   TO 30 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF ELIZABETH CITY NORTH CAROLINA.
   
   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...AIRMASS OVER WATCH AREA IS SLOWLY DESTABILIZING WITH
   DEWPOINTS NOW IN THE MID 70S AND MUCAPE VALUES OVER 2000 J/KG. LOCAL
   VAD PROFILES ALSO SHOW STRONG LOW LEVEL VERTICAL SHEAR PROFILES ARE
   IN PLACE OVER THIS REGION.  ISOLATED MINI-SUPERCELLS AND THE THREAT
   OF TORNADOES WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AS FURTHER
   DESTABILIZATION OCCURS.
   
   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 18035.
   
   ...HART
   
   
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