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Tornado Watch 44
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WW0044 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 44
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   805 PM EDT SAT MAR 29 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
     NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 805 PM
     UNTIL 100 AM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A FEW LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   FAYETTEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA TO 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF ROANOKE
   RAPIDS NORTH CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE
   THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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 43...

   DISCUSSION...A FEW TSTMS EXPECTED TO PERSIST/FORM ALONG SSW-NNE
   CONFLUENCE ZONE NOW NEAR THE I-95 CORRIDOR IN NE SC AND ERN NC AS
   STRONG HEIGHT FALLS/ASCENT ON LEADING EDGE OF AMPLIFYING TN VLY
   TROUGH OVERSPREAD REGION. ASSOCIATED STRENGTHENING OF DEEP SHEAR AND
   MODEST SLY SFC FLOW MAY SUPPORT A FEW CELLS WITH LOW-LVL
   MESOCYCLONES AND A CONDITIONAL RISK FOR A TORNADO OR TWO...IN
   ADDITION TO MARGINALLY SVR HAIL/WIND.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 400.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 23040.


   ...CORFIDI
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