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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
* 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).
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
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