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Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 50
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WW0050 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High High
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High High
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL0

   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
     Northwest Georgia
     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
       mph likely
     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
   WOU0).

   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.

   &&

   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.

   ...Hart
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