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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 12
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
900 AM EST Sat Jan 21 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
The central Florida Panhandle
Central and southwest Georgia
* Effective this Saturday morning and afternoon from 900 AM until
300 PM EST.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...An organized cluster of storms will continue eastward from
Alabama and the Florida Panhandle into Georgia through this
afternoon. Isolated tornadoes and damaging winds will be possible
with embedded supercells and bowing segments.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 95 statute miles
north and south of a line from 55 miles south southwest of Columbus
GA to 50 miles southeast of Macon GA. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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 11...
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 24040.