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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 23
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
435 PM EST Sun Jan 22 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 435 PM until
1000 PM EST.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* Primary threats include...
Several tornadoes and a few intense tornadoes likely
Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A line of supercell thunderstorms over the Gulf Of Mexico
will track eastward across central FL late this afternoon and
evening, posing a risk of tornadoes and damaging wind gusts. Strong
tornadoes are possible.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
east and west of a line from 35 miles northeast of Ocala FL to 35
miles southeast of Sarasota FL. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
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 21...WW 22...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 25040.