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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 109
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
320 PM CDT Sun Apr 12 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Northern and central Alabama
Far southern Middle Tennessee
* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 320 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Several tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes likely
Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Clusters of severe thunderstorms will spread
east-northeast from Mississippi through this evening. Greatest
tornado threat will exist across west-central to north-central
portions of Alabama into early evening.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 85 statute miles
north and south of a line from 45 miles northwest of Tuscaloosa AL
to 30 miles east northeast of Gadsden AL. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
and possible warnings.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 106...WW 107...WW 108...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 25045.