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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 168
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1100 PM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
West central and central Alabama
* Effective this Wednesday night and Thursday morning from 1100
PM until 500 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Squall line in Mississippi will continue to move eastward
overnight into Alabama. A few of the embedded bowing segments will
continue to pose a threat for damaging gusts, and perhaps marginally
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
statute miles east and west of a line from 45 miles northwest of
Birmingham AL to 60 miles south of Tuscaloosa AL. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
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 166...WW 167...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few
cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector