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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
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
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).
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
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.