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Tornado Watch 8
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WW0008 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 8
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   300 PM EST Mon Feb 15 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     North Florida
     Southern Georgia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 300 PM until
     1000 PM EST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms are possible. One
   regime should emanate northeast across north Florida with a primary
   risk for a couple tornadoes and locally damaging winds. The second
   regime should spread east-northeast from southeast Alabama and the
   Florida Panhandle with a few tornadoes and damaging winds as the
   primary hazards.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 50 miles northeast of Albany GA to 25
   miles west southwest of Gainesville FL. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU8).

   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 7...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 22040.

   ...Grams
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