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Mesoscale Discussion 35
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0035
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1140 PM CST Mon Jan 25 2021

   Areas affected...Central Mississippi...North-Central
   Alabama...Extreme Northwest Georgia

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 3...

   Valid 260540Z - 260745Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 3 continues.

   SUMMARY...Severe threat will focus along a corridor from central MS
   to extreme northwest GA over the next few hours. The primary risk
   will be locally damaging winds along with the threat for a tornado
   or two.

   DISCUSSION...While large-scale forcing is focused well north of the
   central Gulf States, latest satellite imagery suggests deep
   convection has intensified over the last hour or so. Cloud-top
   evacuation has increased along with lightning flash rates,
   indicative of strengthening updrafts. It's not entirely clear why
   this activity has increased, but current trends suggest the greatest
   focus for the next few hours will concentrate from central MS,
   northeast into northwest GA. Supercells will continue to be a
   threat, and at times a few of these may exhibit tornadic signatures.
   One particular tornadic supercell that passed just north of BHM has
   translated into St. Clair County where it has weakened a bit. This
   type of updraft/meso cycling can be expected along the
   aforementioned corridor for at least the next few hours.

   ..Darrow.. 01/26/2021

   ...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

   ATTN...WFO...FFC...BMX...HUN...JAN...

   LAT...LON   32119019 33018887 33968719 34118521 33448508 33078663
               32138923 32119019 

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