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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 39
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
150 AM CST Wed Mar 4 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
The western Florida Panhandle
Parts of northeastern and southeastern Louisiana
Much of central and southern Mississippi
* Effective this Wednesday morning from 150 AM until 1000 AM CST.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to increase in coverage and
intensity through the morning hours from Louisiana into Mississippi
and southwestern Alabama, along and north of a stalled front. The
storms will be more elevated with northward extent, posing mainly a
large hail and damaging wind threat. Closer to the front, storms
will be rooted near the ground, where a couple of tornadoes will be
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
north and south of a line from 25 miles west northwest of Natchez MS
to 25 miles north northeast of Crestview FL. 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.
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 28040.