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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 26
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
515 PM CST Tue Feb 22 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Western and Northern Alabama
Central and Northern Mississippi
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon from 515 PM until Midnight
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Storms may further intensify this evening across
central/northern Mississippi into western/northern Alabama. Some
increase in low-level shear/SRH this evening will support the
possibility of rotating storms including supercells and some
line-ended circulations, particularly with storms across northern
portions of Mississippi/Alabama.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
north and south of a line from 40 miles south southwest of Greenwood
MS to 25 miles south southeast of Huntsville AL. 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.
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.