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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 3
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1120 AM CST Mon Jan 2 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
West Central and Southwest Alabama
Extreme Northwest Florida
Central and Southern Mississippi
* Effective this Monday morning and evening from 1120 AM until
800 PM CST.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A line of severe storms over western Louisiana will
progress eastward across the Lower Mississippi Valley this
afternoon, while additional strong/severe storms continue developing
ahead of the squall line from southeast Louisiana into southwest
Alabama. Damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes will be possible
into the evening hours.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 130 statute miles
east and west of a line from 40 miles west northwest of Meridian MS
to 50 miles south of Gulfport MS. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
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 2...
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 450. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.