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Mesoscale Discussion 927
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0927
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0159 PM CDT Thu May 26 2022

   Areas affected...Florida Panhandle

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 274...

   Valid 261859Z - 262100Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 274 continues.

   SUMMARY...The threat for localized damaging wind gusts and/or a
   brief tornado may continue into late afternoon.

   DISCUSSION...Persistent convection has evolved into two north-south
   oriented clusters from the northeast Gulf of Mexico into the FL
   Panhandle. Extensive cloud cover continues to inhibit heating across
   inland areas, though some modest destabilization has occurred near
   the coast immediately downstream of both ongoing clusters. 

   Generally unidirectional southerly flow is noted in the KTLH VWP in
   advance of the eastern cluster, so favorable low-level shear will
   generally be confined to areas near the outflow-reinforced
   baroclinic zone where surface winds have more of an easterly
   component. Somewhat stronger southwesterly flow aloft is noted on
   the KEVX VWP, upstream of the western cluster. This may allow for
   somewhat greater large-scale organization with this cluster, though
   the storms with stronger low/midlevel rotation may tend to remain
   just offshore. In general, the threat for isolated damaging wind or
   a brief tornado will continue near the coast, but likely remain
   relatively limited in magnitude. WW 274 has been locally extended
   until 21Z to cover any remaining threat.

   ..Dean.. 05/26/2022

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

   ATTN...WFO...TAE...

   LAT...LON   29238517 29438623 30298621 30738619 30758524 30298370
               29418404 29238517 

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