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Mesoscale Discussion 166
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0166
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0600 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

   AREAS AFFECTED...PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AL INTO CENTRAL GA

   CONCERNING...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 9...

   VALID 312300Z - 010000Z

   THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 9 CONTINUES.

   SUMMARY...A LOCAL EXTENSION IN TIME TO WATCH 9 HAS BEEN COLLABORATED
   WITH LOCAL WFO BIRMINGHAM AND ATLANTA. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL
   CONTINUE TO POSE A HAIL THREAT ANOTHER 2-3 HOURS.

   DISCUSSION...THE OVERALL ENVIRONMENT ACROSS CENTRAL AL INTO CENTRAL
   GA WILL LIKELY SUPPORT AT LEAST A LOW-END SEVERE HAIL THREAT PAST
   THE 00Z WATCH EXPIRATION TIME. AS SUCH...A LOCAL EXTENSION IN TIME
   HAS BEEN COLLABORATED WITH WFOS BMX AND FFC. THE WFO TAE PORTION OF
   WATCH 9 WILL BE CANCELLED EARLY SINCE STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED ACROSS
   THIS REGION UNTIL AFTER DARK IF AT ALL...AND BY THEN SEVERE THREAT
   WILL HAVE DIMINISHED GREATLY. ACROSS THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE
   WATCH...STORMS MAY BECOME SOMEWHAT ELEVATED AS BOUNDARY LAYER
   INHIBITION INCREASES AS NOCTURNAL COOLING ENSUES. THIS WILL RESULT
   IN A DIMINISHING WIND THREAT BUT...STEEP MIDLEVEL LAPSE RATES AND
   SUFFICIENT INSTABILITY WILL ALLOW FOR A CONTINUED HAIL THREAT
   THROUGH ABOUT 02Z-03Z FROM TCL AND BHM IN AL...EAST/SOUTHEAST TOWARD
   FFC AND MCN IN GA.

   ..LEITMAN.. 03/31/2015


   ATTN...WFO...JAX...FFC...TAE...BMX...HUN...

   LAT...LON   34258766 34148709 33808549 32758247 31958248 31778325
               31978510 32348679 33268825 34278804 34258766 

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