SPC Tornado Watch 3



WW 3 TORNADO AL FL GA CW 192120Z – 200300Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 3
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
420 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  East central and southeastern Alabama
  The eastern Florida Panhandle
  West central and southwestern Georgia
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 420 PM until
  1000 PM EST.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...A band of severe storms in Alabama, with a history of
several tornadoes, will continue eastward into western Georgia this
evening.  Farther south, more isolated storms in the northeastern
Gulf of Mexico could maintain intensity and reach the eastern
Florida Panhandle in the next couple of hours.  The strongest storms
will continue to pose a threat for tornadoes and damaging wind gusts
through late evening.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
east and west of a line from 20 miles northeast of La Grange GA to
40 miles south southeast of Crestview FL. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU3).

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 2...

AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean
storm motion vector 24040.

...Thompson

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