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WW0003 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL3
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 3
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1055 AM EST SAT JAN 1 2011
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          SOUTHERN ALABAMA
          WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE
          FAR SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
          COASTAL WATERS
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1055 AM UNTIL
   600 PM EST.
   
   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 APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   CRESTVIEW FLORIDA TO 60 MILES WEST OF PENSACOLA FLORIDA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
   
   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 2...
   
   DISCUSSION...PRE-FRONTAL CLUSTER OF TSTMS IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST
   INTO THIS AFTERNOON WITHIN A MOIST BUT NARROWING WARM SECTOR ALONG
   THE NERN GULF COAST.  WIDESPREAD CLOUDS AND POOR LAPSE RATES WILL
   LIMIT THE DEGREE OF INSTABILITY.  HOWEVER...THE MOIST/LOW LCL
   BOUNDARY LAYER COUPLED WITH RATHER STRONG LOW-LEVEL SHEAR /REF. MOB
   VWP/ WILL MAINTAIN A RISK FOR EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF A
   COUPLE TORNADOES AND LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND GUSTS.
   
   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 24030.
   
   
   ...MEAD
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