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Tornado Watch 20
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WW0020 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 20
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   800 AM CST Sun Jan 22 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southern Alabama
     The Florida Panhandle
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Sunday morning and afternoon from 800 AM until
     200 PM CST.

   * 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...Convection will continue to develop in a band that will
   lift slowly northward through the morning into southern Alabama and
   southwestern Georgia.  A few storms in this band will be capable of
   producing tornadoes, especially later this morning toward southeast
   Alabama and the eastern Florida Panhandle, where a strong tornado
   will be possible.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
   north and south of a line from Marianna FL to 10 miles south of
   Mobile AL. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated
   watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 19...

   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 25045.

   ...Thompson
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