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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 91
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
810 AM EDT Sun Apr 11 2021
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northern and central Florida
* Effective this Sunday morning and afternoon from 810 AM until
400 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...A severe thunderstorm cluster is expected to organize over
the next few hours from activity initially over the northeastern
Gulf. The resulting storm complex then should accelerate eastward
and southeastward down the peninsula today. Isolated severe hail
and strong/damaging gusts also may occur from thunderstorms ahead of
the main complex. Severe gusts will be the main threat, with
isolated large hail and a tornado also possible.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 80
statute miles east and west of a line from 10 miles west northwest
of Gainesville FL to 30 miles south of Avon Park FL. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
AVIATION...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 550. Mean storm motion vector