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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 149
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
330 PM CDT Tue May 4 2021
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Central and southern Alabama
Western Florida Panhandle
Southern to east-central Mississippi
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 330 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes possible
Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Mature squall line will progress east from Mississippi
across central and southern portions of Alabama. Widespread damaging
winds and brief tornadoes are expected.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 115 statute miles
east and west of a line from 35 miles west of Mobile AL to 30 miles
east northeast of Tuscaloosa AL. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
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 144...WW 145...WW
146...WW 147...WW 148...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 28045.