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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
* 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).
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.