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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 36
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
645 PM CDT Wed Mar 17 2021
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
* Effective this Wednesday night and Thursday morning from 645 PM
until 300 AM CDT.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* Primary threats include...
Several tornadoes and a few intense tornadoes likely
Widespread damaging winds and scattered significant gusts to 80
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A further strengthening of low/mid-level winds this
evening will support a combination of semi-discrete supercells as
well as organizing fast-moving line segments across much of eastern
Mississippi into Alabama. Tornadoes, including a few strong, aside
from damaging winds will be the most prevalent hazards.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 100 statute miles
north and south of a line from 15 miles northwest of Pine Belt MS to
35 miles southeast of Anniston 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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 29...WW 31...WW 32...WW
33...WW 34...WW 35...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24040.