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SEL1 URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED 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). 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. && 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. ...Guyer