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Tornado Watch 27
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WW0027 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 27
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   145 PM EST WED FEB 24 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEAST MARYLAND
     EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
     SOUTHERN AND SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 145 PM
     UNTIL 900 PM EST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...ONGOING STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS OVER PARTS OF EAST-CENTRAL
   AND WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA SHOULD PROGRESS NORTHEASTWARD INTO EARLY
   EVENING WITH ATTENDANT TORNADO AND DAMAGING WIND HAZARDS.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 100 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   RICHMOND VIRGINIA TO 30 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF ROANOKE RAPIDS
   NORTH CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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 26...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 21045.


   ...GRAMS
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