SPC Tornado Watch 7



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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 7
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1205 PM CDT Sun Mar 3 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Central and Southern Alabama
  Western Florida Panhandle
  Southeast Louisiana
  Southeast Mississippi
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 1205 PM until
  700 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
  Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
    to 75 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to intensify this afternoon
ahead of a strong cold front.  Supercells will be possible along and
ahead of the front, capable of damaging wind gusts and a few
tornadoes.  Strong tornadoes are possible.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
north and south of a line from 40 miles south of Mc Comb MS to 20
miles east southeast of Auburn AL. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

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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AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 26040.

...Hart

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