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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 291
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
350 AM EDT Sun May 28 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Central and eastern Alabama
West-central and northwestern Georgia
* Effective this Sunday morning from 350 AM until 1100 AM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A complex of strong-severe thunderstorms initially over
northern Alabama is expected to move southeastward across the watch
area, on either side of an outflow boundary. This complex should
weaken over Georgia and eastern Alabama later this morning; however,
in the meantime, damaging gusts are probable, along with an isolated
and marginal hail threat. See SPC mesoscale discussion 893 for
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40
statute miles either side of a line from 20 miles south southwest of
Birmingham AL to 30 miles east southeast of Atlanta GA. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
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 285...WW 289...WW 290...
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 550. Mean storm motion vector