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Tornado Watch 33
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WW0033 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 33
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   115 PM CDT Wed Mar 17 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Central to eastern Alabama

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 115 PM
     until 700 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes likely
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
       mph possible
     Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Discrete supercells across central Alabama may spread into
   portions of eastern Alabama prior to early evening. All hazard types
   are possible, with the greatest tornado threat expected in
   east-central Alabama.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 30 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 30 miles east northeast of Gadsden AL
   to 15 miles south southeast of Montgomery AL. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 29...WW 30...WW 31...WW
   32...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 25030.

   ...Grams
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