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Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 22
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High High
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Very Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 22
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   425 PM EST Sun Jan 22 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southeast Georgia
     Central and Southern South Carolina
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 425 PM until
     1000 PM EST.

   ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

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

   SUMMARY...Intense supercell thunderstorms over central Georgia will
   track eastward across the watch area late this afternoon and
   evening.  strong tornadoes are damaging winds are possible with the
   strongest cells.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 55 miles west of Savannah GA to 35
   miles east southeast of Charleston SC. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU2).

   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 21...

   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 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 24040.

   ...Hart
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