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WW 211 TORNADO AL GA NC TN 082115Z - 090400Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 211
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
515 PM EDT Wed May 8 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Northern Alabama
  Northern Georgia
  Far western North Carolina
  Eastern Tennessee

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 515 PM until Midnight
  EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
    to 2 inches in diameter possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

SUMMARY...A few supercells will be possible this evening along a
remnant outflow boundary, where a couple of tornadoes will be
possible.  Otherwise, additional storms could spread into this area
later this evening with an accompanying threat for damaging winds up
to 70 mph and large hail up to 2 inches in diameter.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles
north and south of a line from 25 miles northwest of Muscle Shoals
AL to 75 miles east of Chattanooga TN. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU1).

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.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 204...WW 205...WW
206...WW 207...WW 208...WW 209...WW 210...

AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 27025.

...Thompson

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