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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
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).
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
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