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WW 4 TORNADO AL FL GA CW 091205Z - 091900Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 4
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
705 AM EST Tue Jan 9 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southeastern Alabama
  Northern Florida and central/eastern Florida Panhandle
  Southern Georgia
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Tuesday morning and afternoon from 705 AM until
  200 PM EST.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
    mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

SUMMARY...A severe squall line, with embedded potentially tornadic
circulations and damaging nontornadic winds, will sweep eastward
across the watch area through the remainder of the morning, into
early afternoon.  A few supercells also are possible ahead of the
line with a threat for tornadoes (some strong), severe gusts and
isolated hail.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 85 statute miles
north and south of a line from 10 miles south southwest of Crestview
FL to 55 miles east northeast of Valdosta GA. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

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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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 3...

AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 23035.

...Edwards

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