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Tornado Watch 48
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WW0048 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 48
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   505 PM CDT Thu Mar 12 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Central Kentucky
     Northern Tennessee

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon from 505 PM until Midnight
     CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
       inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Severe storms including several supercells will continue
   to move east-southeastward this evening, particularly in vicinity of
   a warm front. This includes the potential for a couple of tornadoes
   aside from large hail and damaging winds.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 35 miles west northwest of Bowling
   Green KY to 115 miles east of Bowling Green KY. 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 46...WW 47...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 28040.

   ...Guyer
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