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Tornado Watch 48
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 48
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1030 AM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     southwest through central Alabama
     western Florida Panhandle
     southeast Mississippi
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Saturday morning and evening from 1030 AM until
     700 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Squall line will continue to pose a risk for locally
   strong to damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes as it moves
   through the Gulf Coast states this afternoon.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 20 miles north of Birmingham AL to 40
   miles south southwest of Mobile AL. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 47...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 25030.

   ...Dial
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