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Tornado Watch 61
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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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 
     Northern Alabama
     Northeastern Mississippi
     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
   WOU1).

   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 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.

   ...Thompson
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