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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 50
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1125 AM CDT Thu Mar 25 2021
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Western and Northern Alabama
Central and Eastern Mississippi
Southern Middle Tennessee
* Effective this Thursday morning and evening from 1125 AM until
800 PM CDT.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* Primary threats include...
Numerous tornadoes and several intense tornadoes expected
Widespread damaging winds and scattered significant gusts to 80
Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter likely
SUMMARY...A dangerous environment is developing across the watch
area. Multiple rounds of intense supercell thunderstorms are
expected this afternoon and early evening, with the potential for
long-track strong to violent tornadoes. A few of the storms may
also produce very large hail and widespread damaging wind gusts.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles
east and west of a line from 40 miles northeast of Huntsville AL to
45 miles west southwest of Pine Belt MS. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.