Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TORNADO WATCH EXTENDED EAST OVER THE WESTERN PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA


URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 27
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1150 AM CST Tue Feb 7 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southwest Alabama
     The western Florida Panhandle
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1150 AM until
     600 PM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Clusters of severe storms will continue to spread eastward
   from Mississippi into Alabama through the afternoon.  The storm
   environment will support the potential for a couple of tornadoes and
   large hail with embedded rotating storms.  Damaging winds will also
   be possible with any bowing segments that may evolve from storm
   mergers and upscale growth of the storms.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 25 miles north northwest of Mobile AL
   to 15 miles north northeast of Crestview FL. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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 26...

   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 27035.

   ...Thompson
 

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