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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 28
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
325 PM CST Tue Feb 7 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
The central Florida Panhandle
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 325 PM until
800 PM CST.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...A cluster of thunderstorms will continue to spread
eastward across the Florida Panhandle through this evening. A few
damaging wind gusts will be the main threat, though an isolated
tornado cannot be ruled out with embedded circulations in the larger
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles north and south of a line from 45 miles west of Panama
City FL to 35 miles east of Panama City FL. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 27...
AVIATION...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