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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 62
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1240 PM CDT Tue Mar 22 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Western and northern Alabama
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 1240 PM until
700 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A well-organized/fast-moving linear cluster of storms will
continue east-northeastward into northeast Mississippi and
western/northern Alabama as the downstream air mass otherwise
continues to moisten and destabilize. A few semi-discrete supercells
could also form ahead of this line of storms, which would
potentially pose a heightened tornado risk, perhaps especially
across far western Alabama this afternoon.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
east and west of a line from 50 miles west northwest of Muscle
Shoals AL to 55 miles east 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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 60...WW 61...
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 21040.