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Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 96
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WW0096 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High High
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High High
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL6
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 96
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   120 PM CDT SAT APR 24 2010
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          MUCH OF ALABAMA
          PARTS OF SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
          PARTS OF INDIANA
          LARGE PART OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL KENTUCKY
          MIDDLE TENNESSEE
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 120 PM UNTIL
   900 PM CDT.
   
   ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
   
   DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 3 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 75 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   MONTGOMERY ALABAMA TO 40 MILES NORTHEAST OF EVANSVILLE INDIANA. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
   
   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 TORNADO
   WATCH NUMBER 93. WATCH NUMBER 93 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER 120
   PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 94...WW 95...
   
   DISCUSSION...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN BOTH
   NUMBER AND INTENSITY AHEAD OF THE RAPIDLY DEEPENING LOW AND UPPER
   TROUGH MOVING TOWARD THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. VERY STRONG DEEP
   LAYER SHEAR COUPLED WITH VERY MOIST/UNSTABLE AIR MASS CONTINUES TO
   SUPPORT BOTH TORNADIC SUPERCELLS  AND VERY DAMAGING WINDS.  THREAT
   WILL RAPIDLY SPREAD NORTH AND EAST ACROSS THE WATCH THRU THE
   AFTERNOON. THE RISK FOR LARGE LONG TRACK TORNADOES WILL BE A THREAT
   AS WELL.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24045.
   
   
   ...HALES
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