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Tornado Watch 23
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WW0023 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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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 23
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1000 AM EST FRI FEB 21 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

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

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 1000 AM UNTIL
     400 PM EST.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
   ROANOKE RAPIDS NORTH CAROLINA TO 50 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
   MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE
   WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 22...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS/SQLN EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN OVER PIEDMONT NC AND
   NRN SC LATER THIS MORNING IN RESPONSE TO CONTINUED SFC HEATING AND
   CONTINUED NE MOTION OF TN VLY UPR VORT. INTENSITY OF WIND FIELD AND
   PRESENCE OF SUFFICIENT MOISTURE FOR ROBUST STORMS SUGGEST RISK FOR
   LEWPS/BOWS WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR DMGG WIND AND POSSIBLY
   TORNADOES.

   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 450.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 23050.


   ...CORFIDI
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