Weather Alert (5-23-17)

Tornado Watch Issued

Weather Alert

Tornado Watch Number 257
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1010 AM EDT Tue May 23 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
southeastern Alabama
northern Florida
southwestern and central Georgia

* Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1010 AM until
600 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include…
A couple tornadoes possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY…In the presence of strengthening wind fields,
thunderstorms now developing are expected to continue to intensify
and spread east northeastward through this afternoon, accompanied by
a risk for tornadoes, in addition to potentially damaging wind gusts
and some hail.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
north and south of a line from 60 miles west southwest of Dothan AL
to 100 miles northeast of Moultrie GA. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


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 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 25035.


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