Saturday, January 21, 2017

UPDATED....0353 PM EST...TORNADO WATCH BOX FOR GA AND FL INCLUDING AVIATION TORNADO WATCH BOX

 
NOTE RED BOX TORNADO WATCH AND PINK BOX IS FOR AVIATION TORNADO WATCH  
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 13
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   155 PM EST Sat Jan 21 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Eastern Georgia
     Southern South Carolina

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 155 PM until
     700 PM EST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A fast-moving squall line over Georgia will track eastward
   across the watch this afternoon.  Damaging winds and a few tornadoes
   are expected along the leading edge of these storms.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 35 miles northwest of Orangeburg SC to
   25 miles south of Waycross GA. 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 12...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 25040.

   ...Hart
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 URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 14
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   210 PM EST Sat Jan 21 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Florida Panhandle
     South Central Georgia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 210 PM until
     700 PM EST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will sag
   southward across the watch area this afternoon.  Strong winds aloft
   and sufficient instability suggest a risk of locally gusty or
   damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 40 miles west northwest of
   Apalachicola FL to 25 miles north northeast of Valdosta GA. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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 12...WW 13...

   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 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 26030.

   ...Hart
 
 
UPDATED GRAPHICS BELOW 0353 PM EST BY RTW 

 

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