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WW 3 TORNADO AL FL LA MS CW 090240Z - 091300Z
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Tornado Watch Number 3
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
840 PM CST Mon Jan 8 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southern Alabama
  The western Florida Panhandle
  Southeastern Louisiana
  Southern Mississippi
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Monday night and Tuesday morning from 840 PM
  until 700 AM CST.

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

SUMMARY...A squall line is expected to strengthen while moving
eastward overnight from Louisiana/southern Mississippi to southern
Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle closer to sunrise.  The
storm environment will be favorable for rotating storms within and
just ahead of the line, with the potential for a couple of strong
(EF2-EF3) tornadoes, damaging gusts up to 75 mph and isolated large
hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
north and south of a line from 65 miles northwest of Houma LA to 40
miles northeast of Panama City FL. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).


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.


OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...This tornado watch replaces tornado
watch number 2. Watch number 2 will not be in effect after 840 PM

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 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24050.


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