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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 151
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 151
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   725 PM EDT Tue May 4 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Southeast Alabama
     The Florida Panhandle
     West central and southwest Georgia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 725 PM
     until 100 AM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...A well-developed squall line with embedded bowing segments
   will persist for several more hours while moving east-southeastward
   from Alabama into Georgia and the Florida Panhandle.  Damaging winds
   will be the main threat, though an embedded mesovortex tornado or
   two may occur where the squall line intersects an outflow boundary
   across the northern part of the watch area.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 80
   statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles west northwest
   of Macon GA to 15 miles south southwest of Panama City FL. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
   favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
   tornadoes.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 148...WW 149...WW 150...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A few
   cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   29040.

   ...Thompson
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