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Tornado Watch 144
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 144
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   920 AM CDT Tue May 4 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Alabama
     Central Mississippi

   * Effective this Tuesday morning and afternoon from 920 AM until
     400 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible
     Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A discrete supercell over central Mississippi may persist
   this morning with additional discrete supercells possible into
   west-central and southwest Alabama. Otherwise, an intensifying
   squall line is expected to evolve east across northern and central
   Alabama with damaging winds and a few tornadoes as the primary
   hazards.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 40 miles north northwest of Gadsden AL
   to 55 miles south southwest of Meridian MS. For a complete depiction
   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU4).

   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 141...WW 142...WW 143...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 25035.

   ...Grams
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