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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 131
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1210 AM EDT Thu Apr 6 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
* Effective this Thursday morning from 1210 AM until 800 AM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Storms are expected to intensify as they develop northeast
through northern Florida into southern Georgia with supercells and
bowing segments posing a risk for a few tornadoes, damaging wind and
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
east and west of a line from 45 miles north northwest of
Jacksonville FL to 75 miles south southwest of Ocala FL. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
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 129...WW 130...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.