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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 45
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 45
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1230 PM CDT Wed Mar 11 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Western Alabama
     East Central Mississippi

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 1230 PM
     until 700 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...A cluster of thunderstorms over northern Mississippi will
   track southeastward this afternoon across the watch area.  A few
   storms are expected to intensify to severe levels, posing a risk of
   large hail and damaging wind gusts.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
   statute miles either side of a line from 40 miles east southeast of
   Tuscaloosa AL to 85 miles west of Columbus MS. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
   favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
   tornadoes.

   &&

   AVIATION...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 450. Mean storm motion vector
   29040.

   ...Hart
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