Skip Navigation Links 
NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage NOAA's National Weather Service   Select to go to the NWS homepage
Storm Prediction Center
navigation bar left  
  navigation bar end cap is the U.S. Government's official Web portal to all Federal, state and local government Web resources and services.

Mesoscale Discussion 1652
< Previous MD         Next MD >
MD 1652 graphic

   Mesoscale Discussion 1652
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0313 PM CDT Mon Aug 30 2021

   Areas affected...eastern Mississippi into Alabama...western Florida

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 475...

   Valid 302013Z - 302215Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 475 continues.

   SUMMARY...Conditions remain sufficiently favorable for a tornado
   risk in association with Ida. The primary risk area appears to be
   from eastern Mississippi into western Alabama.

   DISCUSSION...Three primary bands of convection persist from MS into
   AL and the FL Panhandle this afternoon. The middle band has been the
   most productive in terms of tornado risk, but has lost intensity
   with time as it translated east into central AL. Widespread rain is
   likely limited potential here.

   To the east, scattered storms persist across southeast AL and into
   the FL Panhandle. Here, instability is maximized, but this area is
   on the eastern fringe of the more favorable shear. As such, the
   tornado risk here may remain low.

   In the near term, the most favorable area may be with a newly
   developed band consisting of broken cells over far eastern MS. The
   environment here consists of 250+ 0-1 km SRH, as well as a narrow
   sector of recovering air mass out of the southwest. This may yield a
   tornado risk which may shift again into parts of AL.

   ..Jewell.. 08/30/2021

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   30178898 30348927 30948918 31448885 32388870 33028894
               33328907 33508895 33528842 33548766 33478718 33318677
               32848642 32128637 31088646 30548665 30258689 30168787
               30148837 30178898 

Top/All Mesoscale Discussions/Forecast Products/Home
Weather Topics:
Watches, Mesoscale Discussions, Outlooks, Fire Weather, All Products, Contact Us

NOAA / National Weather Service
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Storm Prediction Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK 73072 U.S.A.
Page last modified: August 30, 2021
Information Quality
Privacy Policy
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
About Us
Career Opportunities