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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 5
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
420 PM EST Sat Feb 6 2021
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
North Central Florida
* Effective this Saturday afternoon from 420 PM until Midnight
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are increasing off the west coast of
Florida, as well as isolated storms forming over the central
peninsula. All of these storms pose a risk of intensifying to
severe levels, capable of damaging winds, hail, and a few tornadoes.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
north and south of a line from 45 miles south southwest of Cross
City FL to 35 miles east northeast of Daytona Beach FL. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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.
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 24030.