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Mesoscale Discussion 371
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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.

   ..Goss.. 04/13/2020

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   33028719 33248778 33998724 34308656 34178595 33498606

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