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Tornado Watch 21
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WW0021 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 21
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   220 PM CST TUE FEB 23 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 220 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...STORMS WILL SPREAD NORTHWARD FROM LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN
   MISSISSIPPI INTO CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY
   TONIGHT AS A STORM SYSTEM STRENGTHENS JUST TO THE WEST.  THE
   ENVIRONMENT WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR SOME ROTATING STORMS EMBEDDED IN
   THE LARGER RAIN AREAS...AND A COUPLE OF TORNADOES WILL BE
   POSSIBLE...ALONG WITH DAMAGING GUSTS.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   JACKSON MISSISSIPPI TO 70 MILES NORTHEAST OF JACKSON 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 19...WW 20...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 400.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24045.


   ...THOMPSON
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