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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 124
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
650 AM CDT Wed Apr 5 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
much of Alabama
western portions of the Florida Panhandle
parts of eastern Mississippi
* Effective this Wednesday morning from 650 AM until NOON CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
SUMMARY...An increase in storm coverage and intensity is expected
this morning, with several supercell storms expected to evolve
through midday. Potential for very large hail and locally damaging
winds is evident -- along with a few tornadoes.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 100 statute miles
north and south of a line from 80 miles north northwest of Mobile AL
to 15 miles northeast of Macon GA. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
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 123...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 55 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.