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Mesoscale Discussion 0371
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0850 PM CDT Sun Apr 12 2020
Areas affected...central Alabama
Concerning...Tornado Watch 109...110...
Valid 130150Z - 130245Z
The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 109, 110 continues.
SUMMARY...Storms are intensifying as they move into central Alabama,
with local enhancement to the tornado risk evident.
DISCUSSION...Latest radar loop shows a couple of storms intensifying
within the broader north-northwest to south-southeast band of storms
crossing Alabama and southeast Mississippi. The two strongest
storms -- one moving into Cullman County and the other crossing
Tuscaloosa county -- appear most intense at this time, with the
southern storm likely having produced a tornado recently (70 kt
rotational velocity and a small CC minimum have been observed within
the past 15 minutes). As this storm continues moving
north-northeastward, through the very favorable thermodynamic and
kinematic environment that remains in place, the potential for a
strong tornado and/or damaging wind gusts has increased for areas
near and northwest of Birmingham.
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...
LAT...LON 33028719 33248778 33998724 34308656 34178595 33498606
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