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Tornado Watch 149
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High High
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 149
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   330 PM CDT Tue May 4 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Central and southern Alabama
     Western Florida Panhandle
     Southeast Louisiana
     Southern to east-central Mississippi
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 330 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
       mph likely
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Mature squall line will progress east from Mississippi
   across central and southern portions of Alabama. Widespread damaging
   winds and brief tornadoes are expected.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 115 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 35 miles west of Mobile AL to 30 miles
   east northeast of Tuscaloosa AL. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 144...WW 145...WW
   146...WW 147...WW 148...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
   storm motion vector 28045.

   ...Grams
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