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Tornado Watch 564
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WW0564 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 564
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   450 PM CST WED DEC 23 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA
     MIDDLE TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 450 PM
     UNTIL 1100 PM CST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES
       POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...SUPERCELLS IN A BROKEN BAND WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE QUICKLY
   NORTHEASTWARD FROM NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND WESTERN TENNESSEE INTO
   NORTHWEST ALABAMA AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE THROUGH LATE EVENING. 
   TORNADOES...A COUPLE OF WHICH COULD BE STRONG...DAMAGING WINDS...AND
   LARGE HAIL WILL ALL BE POSSIBLE.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   NASHVILLE TENNESSEE TO 30 MILES SOUTH OF MUSCLE SHOALS ALABAMA. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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 558...WW 559...WW
   560...WW 561...WW 562...WW 563...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24050.


   ...THOMPSON
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