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Tornado Watch 125
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WW0125 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 125
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   445 PM CDT Sun May 2 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     West central Alabama
     Extreme southeastern Arkansas
     Extreme northeastern Louisiana
     Parts of central and northern Mississippi

   * Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 445 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered low-topped supercells are expected in a loose
   arc/cluster from northeastern Louisiana into central and parts of
   northern Mississippi this evening, and a somewhat separate zone of
   low-topped supercells may persist for a few more hours along a
   surface warm front across west central Alabama.  The stronger storms
   may produce a couple of tornadoes, along with isolated damaging
   winds and marginally severe hail.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 25 miles south southwest of
   Greenville MS to 20 miles southeast of Tuscaloosa AL. 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...CONTINUE...WW 124...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 23030.

   ...Thompson
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