SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 339



WW 339 SEVERE TSTM AL GA 071810Z – 072300Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 339
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
210 PM EDT Fri Jun 7 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  East central Alabama
  West central and central Georgia

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 210 PM until
  700 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 0.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...A cluster of storms in Alabama will likely persist through
the afternoon while spreading eastward into west central and central
Georgia.  The environment downstream from the storms appears
supportive of strong downdrafts and the potential for occasional
damaging gusts.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
statute miles north and south of a line from 35 miles west of Auburn
AL to 35 miles northeast of Macon GA. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU9).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
tornadoes.

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AVIATION...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 550. Mean storm motion vector
26040.

...Thompson

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