SPC Tornado Watch 436

WW 436 TORNADO AL GA 020845Z – 021600Z

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Tornado Watch Number 436
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
345 AM EST Sun Dec 2 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southeastern Alabama
  Southwestern and south-central Georgia

* Effective this Sunday morning from 345 AM until 1100 AM EST.

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

SUMMARY...A persistent band of strong-severe thunderstorms is
expected to move little through midmorning local time, in a moist
environment with favorable instability and vertical shear.  Episodic
supercell formation and intensification is possible within this
belt, offering brief tornado threats as well as a risk of damaging
nontornadic gusts.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 25 statute miles
either side of a line from 25 miles west southwest of Dothan AL to
Vidalia GA. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated
watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).


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 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 25030.


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