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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 29
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
640 PM CDT Thu Mar 14 2019
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Central and Eastern Alabama
* Effective this Thursday night from 640 PM until Midnight CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Environment will remain conducive for supercells and the
possibility of a couple of tornadoes, along with isolated large hail
and damaging winds, through at least mid-evening if not
late-evening, particularly across central/eastern Alabama into
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
east and west of a line from 65 miles east northeast of Gadsden AL
to 25 miles southwest of Selma 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 25...WW 27...WW 28...
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 25030.