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Mesoscale Discussion 362
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0362
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1045 PM CDT Tue Apr 02 2024

   Areas affected...East-Central Alabama...West-Central Georgia

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 82...

   Valid 030345Z - 030545Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 82 continues.

   SUMMARY...A small corridor from central Alabama into west-central
   Georgia continues to appear have the relatively greatest risk for a
   few tornadoes for the next 2-3 hours.

   DISCUSSION...Latest radar loop shows a cluster of thunderstorms
   moving across portions of Chilton/Autauga counties of central AL. 
   Surface obs and longer-term radar trends suggest this cluster is
   coincident with a mesolow, and recently the circulation tightened up
   and produced a tornado.  Locally enhanced southerly low-level winds
   ahead of the mesolow/supercell may aid in the development of further
   rotating storms across Elmore/Coosa/Tallapoosa counties in the next
   hour, with activity tracking toward west-central GA after 1am.  
   This focused corridor appears to have the greatest shorter-term
   threat of a few tornadoes and damaging wind gusts.

   ..Hart.. 04/03/2024

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   33448606 33798480 32808489 32358723 33448606 

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