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Tornado Watch 109
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High High
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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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
       mph likely
     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
   WOU9).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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.

   ...Grams
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