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Mesoscale Discussion 210
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0210
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1146 AM CST FRI MAR 02 2012
   
   AREAS AFFECTED...NRN AL...MIDDLE/ERN TN...FAR NWRN GA...FAR SWRN VA
   
   CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 56...
   
   VALID 021746Z - 021815Z
   
   THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 56 CONTINUES.
   
   RADAR IMAGERY FROM 1740Z SHOWS ONGOING SUPERCELLS PRIMARILY
   CONCENTRATED ACROSS MIDDLE TN ATTM...WITH TORNADOES REPORTED IN THE
   PAST HR. THESE STORMS WILL CONTINUE TRACKING ENEWD AT AROUND 40
   KTS...INTO A PROGRESSIVELY LESS UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT.
   HOWEVER...LATEST SFC OBS INDICATE THE AIR MASS IS RECOVERING QUICKLY
   WITH TEMPERATURES HEATING AOA 60 DEG F...DESPITE THE PRESENCE OF
   WIDESPREAD CLOUD COVER. AS THE ENVIRONMENT DESTABILIZES FURTHER...A
   CONTINUED THREAT FOR TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL...AND DMGG WINDS SHOULD
   EXIST DOWNSTREAM FROM THE ONGOING TSTMS. 
   
   FARTHER S...TSTMS HAVE MOVED NEWD OUT OF NRN AL...WITH SCT CLOUDS
   ALLOWING FOR RAPID AIR MASS RECOVERY...WHILE THE ENVIRONMENT REMAINS
   STRONGLY SHEARED. A NE-SW ORIENTED COULD BAND /NOTED ON
   VISIBLE/...PRESUMABLY CO-LOCATED WITH A WEAK LOW-LEVEL CONFLUENCE
   ZONE...COULD PROVIDE FOCUS FOR ADDITIONAL TSTM DEVELOPMENT LATER
   THIS AFTERNOON AS CINH IS WEAK TO NIL. BOTH 14Z WRF-HRRR AND 12Z
   WRF-NMM SUPPORT THIS SCENARIO...REDEVELOPING TSTMS AFTER 21Z.
   
   ..ROGERS.. 03/02/2012
   
   
   ATTN...WFO...GSP...MRX...JKL...FFC...LMK...OHX...BMX...HUN...
   
   LAT...LON   34378447 34208493 34078627 34188730 35098680 36748486
               36808385 36908259 36628237 36038247 35578328 34378447 
   
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