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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 89
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
550 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Central and southern Alabama
* Effective this Sunday afternoon and Monday morning from 550 PM
until 100 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Initial splitting supercells will persist this evening
across southern/central Alabama, with the threat for isolated very
large hail (2-3 inches in diameter). Later this evening, supercell
clusters will spread eastward from Mississippi into Alabama, when
the storm environment will become more favorable for tornadoes (a
couple of which could be strong). The threat for damaging winds to
70 mph and very large hail will persist into the early overnight
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
north and south of a line from 85 miles west of Selma AL to 15 miles
east southeast of Auburn AL. For a complete depiction of the watch
see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
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 86...WW 87...WW 88...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 25035.