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Mesoscale Discussion 169
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0169
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0842 PM CST TUE MAR 01 2016

   AREAS AFFECTED...CNTRL GA...SERN AL...WRN SC

   CONCERNING...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 34...

   VALID 020242Z - 020345Z

   THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 34
   CONTINUES.

   SUMMARY...PRIMARY RISK OF SPORADIC DAMAGING WINDS MAY PERSIST INTO
   EARLY WED MORNING WITHIN AND JUST E OF WW 34 ACROSS CNTRL GA AND THE
   SAVANNAH VALLEY. A DOWNSTREAM WW ISSUANCE WILL BE COORDINATED SOON.

   DISCUSSION...LEADING EDGE OF PERSISTENT QLCS STRETCHED FROM MADISON
   COUNTY GA TO TO LOWNDES COUNTY AL AS OF 0230Z. DOWNSTREAM WARM
   SECTOR AIR MASS REMAINS CHARACTERIZED BY UPPER 40S SURFACE DEW
   POINTS ALONG THE SAVANNAH VALLEY TO UPPER 50S NEAR THE GA/AL BORDER.
   DESPITE 10-15 DEG F SURFACE DEW POINT DEPRESSIONS...SURFACE
   TEMPERATURES HAVE REMAINED NEARLY STATIONARY DURING THE PAST HOUR AS
   INCREASED SURFACE WINDS HAVE YIELDED SUFFICIENT MIXING TO
   TEMPORARILY OFFSET NOCTURNAL COOLING. NEVERTHELESS...OVERALL
   STABILITY SHOULD SLOWLY WANE INTO THE OVERNIGHT GIVEN THE SPARSE
   BUOYANCY OBSERVED IN 00Z AREA RAOBS. EVEN SO...THE STRONG
   LOW/DEEP-LAYER SHEAR EVIDENT IN AREA VWP DATA WILL REMAIN SUPPORTIVE
   OF BRIEF MESOVORTICES AND EMBEDDED BULGING STRUCTURES PRIMARILY
   PRODUCING STRONG WIND GUSTS CAPABLE OF SPORADIC WIND DAMAGE...MAINLY
   OVER CNTRL GA.

   ..GRAMS/CORFIDI.. 03/02/2016


   ATTN...WFO...CHS...CAE...GSP...FFC...TAE...BMX...

   LAT...LON   33978319 34078253 34018199 33788163 33508157 33068176
               32138285 31878398 31978472 32118527 32268554 32688526
               33178415 33518345 33978319 

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