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WW0011 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL1

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 11
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   225 PM CST THU FEB 20 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
     SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
     EXTREME SOUTHWEST INDIANA
     WESTERN KENTUCKY
     SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
     NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI
     WESTERN AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 225 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
     A FEW LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   CARBONDALE ILLINOIS TO 10 MILES SOUTH OF OXFORD MISSISSIPPI.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 9...WW 10...

   DISCUSSION...STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP NEWD FROM AR TOWARD WRN
   TN/KY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON/EVENING...WITH CONSOLIDATION INTO A
   LARGER SQUALL LINE EXPECTED BY EARLY TONIGHT AS THE COLD FRONT
   OVERTAKES THE PRE-FRONTAL CONVECTION.  THE COMBINATION OF
   BUOYANCY/MOISTURE AND VERTICAL SHEAR WILL SUPPORT THE RISK FOR A FEW
   TORNADOES WITH ANY MORE DISCRETE INITIAL CELLS OR LATER EMBEDDED
   CIRCULATIONS...THOUGH THE PRIMARY RISK WILL BECOME DAMAGING WINDS
   THIS EVENING INTO TONIGHT.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24050.


   ...THOMPSON
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