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Tornado Watch 42
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WW0042 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 42
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   945 AM EDT SAT MAR 29 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL FLORIDA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 945 AM UNTIL
     500 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS LIKELY WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL
       EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF
   GAINESVILLE FLORIDA TO 20 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF AVON PARK
   FLORIDA.  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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CURRENTLY OVER THE GULF OF
   MEXICO WILL TRACK EASTWARD AND ACROSS CENTRAL FL TODAY.  BREAKS IN
   THE CLOUDS COUPLED WITH DEWPOINTS IN THE 70S WILL YIELD MODERATE
   INSTABILITY...WHILE LOW LEVEL VERTICAL SHEAR IS FAVORABLE FOR
   SUPERCELL STRUCTURES.  LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...AND ISOLATED
   TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27030.


   ...HART
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