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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 291
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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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
   meteorological details.

   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).

   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.

   &&

   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
   30035.

   ...Edwards
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