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Tornado Watch 25
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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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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 25
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1215 PM EST FRI FEB 21 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1215 PM UNTIL
     700 PM EST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     NUMEROUS DAMAGING WIND GUSTS LIKELY WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
       TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   ELIZABETH CITY NORTH CAROLINA TO 40 MILES EAST OF WILMINGTON
   NORTH CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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...WW 23...WW 24...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS NOW FORMING INVOF SUB-SYNOPTIC WAVE ALONG
   PRE-FRONTAL SQLN OVER ERN SC AND THE NC SAND HILLS EXPECTED TO
   MOVE/DEVELOP NE ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE NC CSTL PLN LATER THIS
   AFTN. VERY STRONG SWLY MID/UPR-LVL FLOW...MODEST SFC HEATING...AND
   CONVERGENCE ALONG EXISTING STORM OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES EXPECTED TO
   SUPPORT EMBEDDED LEWPS/BOWS WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR DMGG
   WIND/POSSIBLE 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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