Sunday, January 22, 2017

TORNADO WATCH AREA

 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 
     Central Florida
     Coastal Waters

   * 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).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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.

   ...Hart
 

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