Wednesday, March 1, 2017

NEW TORNADO WATCH AREA #57

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 57
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1150 AM CST Wed Mar 1 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Northern and Central Alabama
     Northern Georgia
     Central and Northeast Mississippi
     Extreme Western North Carolina
     Southeast Tennessee

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

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

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will slowly intensify this afternoon along a
   boundary extending from northern MS into southeast TN, and spread
   across the watch area.  Large hail and isolated tornadoes are the
   main threats with these storms.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 40 miles southwest of Greenwood MS to
   65 miles east of Chattanooga TN. 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 55...WW 56...

   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 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 25035.

   ...Hart
 
 

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