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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 212
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 212
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1035 AM CDT Fri May 12 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Parts of southwest Alabama
     Western parts of the Florida Panhandle
     Southeast Louisiana
     Southeast Mississippi
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Friday morning and afternoon from 1035 AM until
     400 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...A band of thunderstorms continues moving east across
   southeast Louisiana and adjacent southeast Mississippi this morning.
    Embedded stronger storms/bowing clusters will be capable of
   producing locally damaging winds and possibly a brief tornado or
   two, as risk spreads eastward into the afternoon hours.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
   statute miles north and south of a line from 25 miles west southwest
   of Houma LA to 15 miles north northeast of Pensacola FL. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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
   tornadoes.

   &&

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A few
   cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   27035.

   ...Goss
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