Skip Navigation Links weather.gov 
NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage NOAA's National Weather Service   Select to go to the NWS homepage
Storm Prediction Center
navigation bar left  
  navigation bar end cap


 
USA.gov is the U.S. Government's official Web portal to all Federal, state and local government Web resources and services.

Tornado Watch 85
< Previous WW         Next WW >
  | | | | | |  
WW0085 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended.
Note: Click for Watch Status Reports.
   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 85
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   635 AM EDT Thu Mar 31 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Eastern Florida Panhandle, Florida Big Bend area and northwestern
   Florida
     Southern Georgia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Thursday morning and afternoon from 635 AM until
     200 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible

   SUMMARY...A band of strong-severe thunderstorms, with occasional,
   embedded supercells, bows and mesovortices, will continue to pose a
   threat of tornadoes and damaging winds this morning.  Activity
   should move into a destabilizing air mass later this morning across
   southern Georgia and the coastal bend.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 85 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 30 miles north of Apalachicola FL to
   80 miles northeast of Valdosta GA. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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...This tornado watch replaces tornado
   watch number 84. Watch number 84 will not be in effect after 635
   AM EDT. 

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 55 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

   ...Edwards
Top of Page/Status Messages for this watch/All Current Watches/Forecast Products/Home
Weather Topics:
Watches, Mesoscale Discussions, Outlooks, Fire Weather, All Products, Contact Us

NOAA / National Weather Service
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Storm Prediction Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK 73072 U.S.A.
spc.feedback@noaa.gov
Page last modified: January 01, 1970
Disclaimer
Information Quality
Help
Glossary
Privacy Policy
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
About Us
Career Opportunities