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Mesoscale Discussion 57
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0057
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0743 AM CST Wed Feb 07 2018

   Areas affected...south-central and east-central AL...west-central GA

   Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely 

   Valid 071343Z - 071445Z

   Probability of Watch Issuance...20 percent

   SUMMARY...A few localized strong gusts (45-60 mph) are possible over
   the next few hours.

   DISCUSSION...Radar data show a couple of stronger thunderstorm cores
   near Montgomery and embedded within an extensive southwest to
   northeast thunderstorm line.  A few stronger gusts are possible with
   the line where small-scale bowing segments intermittently surge
   east.  As this portion of the line moves into western GA, cooler
   surface temperatures will tend to limit the spatial extent for
   wind-gust potential.  

   A few corridors of developing convection south of the band will
   likely remain weak in character in the near term given the weak
   instability present.  However, as heating occurs this morning across
   southeast AL, this convection may intensify.  Will monitor
   convective trends during the morning for a possible intensification
   of this activity.  In summary, both convective scenarios appear
   marginal in intensity/coverage to preclude a severe thunderstorm
   watch for the time being.

   ..Smith/Edwards.. 02/07/2018

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   32028732 32768567 33128465 32648441 32158498 31738591
               31718693 32028732 

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