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Tornado Watch 30
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WW0030 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 30
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   455 AM CDT SUN MAR 16 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN ALABAMA
     EXTREME WESTERN PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA
     SMALL PART OF SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA
     SOUTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY MORNING FROM 455 AM UNTIL NOON CDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
   SLIDELL LOUISIANA TO 35 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF EVERGREEN
   ALABAMA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...BAND OF TSTMS ACROSS PORTIONS SRN MS AND SERN LA IS
   GRADUALLY BECOMING BETTER ORGANIZED AS IT MOVES INTO MRGLLY
   FAVORABLE NEAR-SFC AIR MASS THAT IS FCST TO DESTABILIZE FURTHER
   THROUGH REMAINDER MORNING.  ADDITIONAL DISCRETE/CLUSTERED
   DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN GROWING E OF THAT LINE AS WELL...WITHIN REGIME
   OF MORE BACKED SFC WINDS ALONG AND S OF MARINE FRONT.  LARGE
   LOW-LEVEL HODOGRAPHS AND FAVORABLE DEEP SHEAR EACH SUGGEST POTENTIAL
   FOR QLCS VORTICES WITH DAMAGING GUSTS AND A TORNADO OR TWO
   POSSIBLE...AND AT LEAST TRANSIENT SUPERCELLS MAY EVOLVE FROM TSTMS
   AHEAD OF MAIN LINE.

   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 24035.


   ...EDWARDS
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