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Tornado Watch #119 issued at 1500 UTC 15 March 2008
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 119
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1100 AM EDT SAT MAR 15 2008
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          PARTS OF EASTERN ALABAMA
          MUCH OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL GEORGIA
          MUCH OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN SOUTH CAROLINA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1100 AM UNTIL
   700 PM EDT.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
   GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
   AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
   ANNISTON ALABAMA TO 55 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF COLUMBIA SOUTH
   CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
   
   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...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES SEVERE
   THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 118. WATCH NUMBER 118 WILL NOT BE IN
   EFFECT AFTER 1100 AM EDT. 
   
   DISCUSSION...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP RAPIDLY EWD
   ACROSS THE WATCH AREA WITH THE APPROACH OF 90-100KT MID LEVEL WIND
   MAX AND RAPID DESTABILIZATION.  SHEAR PROFILES COUPLED WITH MLCAPES
   CLIMBING TO ABOVE 1000 J/KG SUPPORT TORNADIC SUPERCELLS.  IN
   ADDITION VERY STEEP MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES SUPPORT POTENTIAL FOR
   LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH LINE SEGMENTS AND
   BOWS.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24045.
   
   
   ...HALES


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