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Tornado Watch 62
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WW0062 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL2

   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
     Northeast Mississippi

   * 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
   WOU2).

   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.

   &&

   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.

   ...Guyer
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