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Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 36
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High High
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High High
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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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 
     Alabama
     Eastern Mississippi
     Coastal Waters

   * 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
       mph likely
     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).

   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 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.

   ...Guyer
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