SPC Tornado Watch 502



WW 502 TORNADO AL FL LA MS CW 281800Z – 290500Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 502
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
100 PM CDT Wed Oct 28 2020

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southwestern and south central Alabama
  The western Florida Panhandle
  Southeastern Louisiana
  Southeastern Mississippi
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 100 PM until Midnight
  CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible

SUMMARY...Hurricane Zeta will make landfall later this afternoon in
southeast Louisiana, and then continue northeastward across
southeastern Mississippi into Alabama early tonight.  The threat for
rotating storms and a couple of tornadoes will gradually increase
through the afternoon/evening as the outer eastern and northeastern
convective bands spread inland.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
north and south of a line from 20 miles north of Crestview FL to 5
miles south southwest of New Orleans LA. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU2).

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 0 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 0 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 16040.

...Thompson

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