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Tornado Watch 502
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Very Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 502
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   100 PM CDT Wed Oct 28 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southwestern and south central Alabama
     The western Florida Panhandle
     Southeastern Louisiana
     Southeastern Mississippi
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 100 PM until Midnight
     CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible

   SUMMARY...Hurricane Zeta will make landfall later this afternoon in
   southeast Louisiana, and then continue northeastward across
   southeastern Mississippi into Alabama early tonight.  The threat for
   rotating storms and a couple of tornadoes will gradually increase
   through the afternoon/evening as the outer eastern and northeastern
   convective bands spread inland.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 20 miles north of Crestview FL to 5
   miles south southwest of New Orleans LA. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU2).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 0 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 0 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 16040.

   ...Thompson
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