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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 61
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
305 PM CDT Tue Mar 24 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
The southern half of western and middle Tennessee
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 305 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Scattered supercell development is expected in the next
couple of hours from western Tennessee and northeastern Mississippi
into northern Alabama and southern middle Tennessee. The storm
environment will be favorable for tornadoes, including a strong
tornado or two, in addition to damaging winds and large hail.
Storms will spread eastward through late evening.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 95 statute miles
east and west of a line from 85 miles north of Huntsville AL to 55
miles south southwest of Muscle Shoals AL. 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 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 26040.