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Mesoscale Discussion 246
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0246
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1207 PM CST Fri Mar 03 2023

   Areas affected...Northeastern Alabama and northwest Georgia.

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 61...

   Valid 031807Z - 031930Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 61 continues.

   SUMMARY...The threat for tornadoes and severe, potentially
   significant, wind gusts will continue over the next 1-1.5 hours in
   northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia.

   DISCUSSION...A line of thunderstorms continues to the east. Recent
   wind gusts in the Huntsville vicinity were measured at 60 and 67
   kts. With temperatures warming into the low/mid 70s F, potential for
   these severe to potentially significant wind gusts will continue.
   The KHTX VAD profiles shows around 70 kts in the lowest 1 km.
   Farther south, KBMX shows closer to 60 kts. In addition to the
   damaging wind threat, tornadoes remain possible given the degree of
   low-level shear, also evident in the VAD profiles.

   ..Wendt.. 03/03/2023

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   33478673 33598692 33838690 34778643 35118597 35068556
               34748524 34248511 33738535 33628555 33508577 33408627

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