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Tornado Watch 257
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 257
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1010 AM EDT Tue May 23 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     southeastern Alabama
     northern Florida
     southwestern and central Georgia

   * Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1010 AM until
     600 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...In the presence of strengthening wind fields,
   thunderstorms now developing are expected to continue to intensify
   and spread east northeastward through this afternoon, accompanied by
   a risk for tornadoes, in addition to potentially damaging wind gusts
   and some hail.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 60 miles west southwest of Dothan AL
   to 100 miles northeast of Moultrie GA. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU7).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 25035.

   ...Kerr
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