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Tornado Watch 544
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WW0544 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 544
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   350 AM EDT TUE OCT 14 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND NORTHERN GEORGIA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY MORNING FROM 350 AM UNTIL 1100 AM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   MACON GEORGIA TO 50 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF ROME GEORGIA.  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 543...

   DISCUSSION...QLCS OVER ERN AL IS CROSSING INTO WRN GA WITH VARIOUS
   SEGMENTS EITHER QUASI-STEADY-STATE OR SHOWING SLGT INCREASE IN
   ORGANIZATION.  ADDITIONAL FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY UP AND DOWN ARE
   LIKELY...HOWEVER PRECEDING WARM SECTOR SHOULD REMAIN CHARACTERIZED
   BY FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT WITH 250-800 J/KG MLCAPE...40-50 KT
   EFFECTIVE-SHEAR MAGNITUDES AND POCKETS OF 200-350 J/KG EFFECTIVE
   SRH.  ISOLATED SMALL SUPERCELLS...WITH NO LTG DETECTED YET...ALSO
   HAVE DEVELOPED AHEAD OF QLCS OVER NRN GA.  IN WEAKLY CAPPED
   ENVIRONMENT WITH HIGH LOW-LEVEL THETAE AND LOW LCL...POTENTIAL
   EXISTS FOR MORE SUCH CONVECTION TO FORM...IN ADDITION TO
   THERMODYNAMIC/KINEMATIC SUPPORT THAT AIR MASS OFFERS FOR QLCS
   WIND/TORNADO RISK. 

   REF SPC MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1888 FOR FURTHER INFO.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 22035.


   ...EDWARDS
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