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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 84
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1225 AM EDT Thu Mar 31 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
* Effective this Thursday morning from 1225 AM until 800 AM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...The severe storm/tornado risk will shift
east-northeastward across the region through the pre-dawn hours. The
most intense storms and tornado risk will likely be focused across
southeast Alabama, southwest Georgia, and the Florida Panhandle
through sunrise, although some severe/tornado potential may exist as
far north as northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia given the very
strong low-level shear/helicity.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
east and west of a line from 30 miles east northeast of Gadsden AL
to 40 miles southeast of Panama City FL. 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 80...WW 82...WW 83...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 23040.