SPC Tornado Watch 420



WW 420 TORNADO AL FL CW 011025Z – 011800Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 420
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
525 AM CDT Thu Nov 1 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Northwestern, central and southern Alabama
  Western Panhandle of Florida
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Thursday morning and afternoon from 525 AM until
  100 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...The severe-weather threat will increase over the watch
area from a band of thunderstorms, initially over Mississippi and
Louisiana, which has a history of damaging gusts and a few
tornadoes.  This activity should weaken from north to south across
northern/central Alabama as the morning progresses, but will pose
the threat for a tornado or two in the meantime.  The threat will
last longer over southern Alabama, into at least early afternoon.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
east and west of a line from 20 miles south of Pensacola FL to 70
miles east northeast of Tupelo MS. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

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.

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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 419...

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 25035.

...Edwards

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