Wednesday, May 24, 2017


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   Tornado Watch Number 261
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   655 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     North Florida
     Southern Georgia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Wednesday morning and afternoon from 655 AM
     until 300 PM EDT.

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

   SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms capable of a few tornadoes along with
   damaging winds are expected to gradually increase through the
   morning. This includes an early-day risk across the north-central
   peninsula near a remnant boundary, while other storms will move in
   from the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Panhandle and intensify within a
   very moist and increasingly unstable environment.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 35 miles south southwest of Marianna
   FL to 25 miles north northeast of Daytona Beach FL. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).


   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.


   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 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24030.


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