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Tornado Watch 39
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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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 
     Southwestern Alabama
     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
   possible.

   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).

   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.

   &&

   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.

   ...Thompson
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