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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 16
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
215 PM CST Sat Mar 9 2019
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Parts of northern and western Alabama
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 215 PM until
900 PM CST.
* Primary threats include...
Several tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Complex storm evolution continues, with the potential for
supercells to emerge this afternoon/evening in the corridor from
middle Tennessee across northwestern Alabama. The storm environment
will be favorable for tornadic supercells through mid-late evening.
A couple of strong tornadoes, damaging winds, and isolated large
hail will all be possible.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 40 miles northwest of Nashville TN to
40 miles south of Columbus MS. For a complete depiction of the watch
see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
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 12...WW 13...WW 14...WW
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 25050.