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Mesoscale Discussion 134
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0134
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0914 PM CST TUE FEB 23 2016

   AREAS AFFECTED...WRN FL...ERN AL AND WRN GA

   CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 22...23...

   VALID 240314Z - 240400Z

   CORRECTED WORDING IN SUMMARY

   THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 22...23...CONTINUES.

   SUMMARY...SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL...INCLUDING THE RISK
   TORNADOES...PERHAPS ONE OR TWO STRONG...AND DAMAGING WIND
   GUSTS...WILL CONTINUE TO SHIFT FROM WESTERN FLORIDA AND PORTIONS OF
   CENTRAL/SOUTHERN ALABAMA INTO THE ALABAMA/GEORGIA BORDER AREA
   THROUGH 05-06Z.  AN ADDITIONAL TORNADO WATCH MAY BE NEEDED ACROSS
   AREAS OF GEORGIA TO THE NORTH AND PERHAPS EAST OF TORNADO WATCH 23
   WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO.

   DISCUSSION...AHEAD OF A PRE-COLD FRONTAL WIND
   SHIFT...CONVECTION/CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION HAS BECOME EXTENSIVE
   WITHIN THE RELATIVELY NARROW WARM/MOIST SECTOR OF THE DEEPENING
   SURFACE LOW NOW OVER NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI.  IMPACTS ON BOUNDARY
   LAYER DESTABILIZATION WITHIN THIS REGIME...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO
   ADVECT NORTHWARD IN A CORRIDOR ROUGHLY CENTERED ALONG THE
   ALABAMA/GEORGIA BORDER THROUGH 03-06Z...REMAIN UNCLEAR. 
   HOWEVER...GIVEN AT LEAST WEAK BOUNDARY LAYER
   INSTABILITY...COINCIDING WITH STRONG LOW-LEVEL SHEAR NEAR A 50-70
   SOUTHERLY 850 MB JET...AND FAVORABLE LARGE-SCALE FORCING FOR ASCENT
   AHEAD OF A VIGOROUS UPSTREAM SHORT WAVE TROUGH...THE ENVIRONMENT
   WILL REMAIN AT LEAST CONDUCIVE TO TORNADIC DEVELOPMENT.  THIS
   INCLUDES THE RISK FOR AN ADDITIONAL STRONG TORNADO OR TWO.

   ..KERR.. 02/24/2016


   ATTN...WFO...FFC...TAE...BMX...MOB...

   LAT...LON   32708629 33308589 33608519 33028474 31798464 29738556
               29818619 30078717 31708649 32708629 

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