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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 169
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
150 PM EDT Thu Apr 27 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 150 PM until
800 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Isolated severe/supercell thunderstorms will affect parts
of Central Georgia this afternoon, posing a risk of locally damaging
winds and a few tornadoes.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
north and south of a line from 15 miles south southwest of Columbus
GA to 10 miles southeast of Augusta 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.
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.