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Tornado Watch 6
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WW0006 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 6
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   215 PM EST SAT JAN 11 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
     NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 215 PM UNTIL
     800 PM EST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MYRTLE
   BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA TO 45 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF ELIZABETH CITY
   NORTH CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 1...WW 2...WW 3...WW
   4...WW 5...

   DISCUSSION...SEVERAL BANDS OF CONVECTION WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
   REMAINDER OF ERN NC/NE SC THROUGH THE AFTERNOON/EVENING.  VERY
   STRONG LOW-LEVEL WINDS/SHEAR AND SUBSTANTIAL SURFACE-BASED
   INSTABILITY WILL SUPPORT A CONTINUED RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES WITH
   CIRCULATIONS EMBEDDED IN THE LINE SEGMENTS...OR WITH WARM SECTOR
   SUPERCELLS...AS WELL AS DAMAGING WINDS.

   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
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24045.


   ...THOMPSON
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