Sunday, January 22, 2017

TORNADO WATCH AREAS AND AVIATION WATCH AREAS

 
A Major Severe Weather Outbreak is Forecast Today and/or Tonight
A severe thunderstorm and tornado outbreak is expected today across north Florida and south Georgia, with the significant severe threat also expected to extend southward into central Florida and northeastward into South Carolina this evening....STORM PREDICTION CENTER

 
 URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 21
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1245 PM EST Sun Jan 22 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southeast Alabama
     North Florida
     Central and Southern Georgia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 1245 PM until
     800 PM EST.

   ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

   * Primary threats include...
     Several tornadoes and a few intense tornadoes likely
     Widespread damaging winds and scattered significant gusts to 80
       mph likely
     Widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter likely

   SUMMARY...An outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes is expected to
   unfold over the watch area this afternoon.  Storms currently over AL
   and the FL panhandle will track rapidly northeastward, posing a risk
   of long-track significant tornadoes and widespread damaging winds.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 140 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 20 miles southwest of Troy AL to 30
   miles south southeast of Vidalia GA. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 20...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24040.

   ...Hart
 
 

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