Wednesday, April 5, 2017

TORNADO, SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND WATCH

THE SOUTHEAST NEEDS TO BE READY FOR A SEVERE WEATHER EVENT.  STAY TUNED TO LOCAL MEDIA OR NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR EXTENDED WATCH AND WARNINGS IN YOUR AREA...RTW
 
Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended.
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 124
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   650 AM CDT Wed Apr 5 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     much of Alabama
     western portions of the Florida Panhandle
     western Georgia
     parts of eastern Mississippi
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Wednesday morning from 650 AM until NOON CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
       inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible

   SUMMARY...An increase in storm coverage and intensity is expected
   this morning, with several supercell storms expected to evolve
   through midday.  Potential for very large hail and locally damaging
   winds is evident -- along with a few tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 100 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 80 miles north northwest of Mobile AL
   to 15 miles northeast of Macon 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 123...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 55 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

   ...Goss 
 
 
 
Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended. Note: Click for Watch Status Reports. SEL3 URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 123 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 135 AM CDT Wed Apr 5 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Southeast Alabama A small part of the Florida Panhandle Southwest Georgia * Effective this Wednesday morning from 135 AM until 800 AM CDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible A tornado or two possible SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to spread northeastward through the early morning hours across southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. The storm environment will favor slightly elevated supercells with large hail on the leading edge of the area of convection. A couple of surface-based supercells will be possible on the southern fringe of the larger convective cluster, where an isolated tornado or two could occur later this morning. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles north and south of a line from 25 miles south of Selma AL to 35 miles north of Albany GA. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes. && OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 122... AVIATION...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 550. Mean storm motion vector 24030. ...Thompson 
 
 
 

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