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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 19
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
320 AM EST Sun Jan 22 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Extreme southeast Alabama
Part of the Florida Panhandle
* Effective this Sunday morning from 320 AM until 1000 AM EST.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Clusters of severe storms will continue to spread
east-northeastward across southern GA through the early morning
hours. The storm environment will remain favorable for supercells,
and the potential for an isolated strong tornado or two. Otherwise,
damaging winds and isolated large hail will be possible with the
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
north and south of a line from 60 miles west southwest of Albany GA
to 30 miles south of Savannah GA. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
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 17...
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 26045.