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WW 220 TORNADO AL FL GA CW 091745Z - 100100Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 220
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
145 PM EDT Thu May 9 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southeast Alabama
  Northeast Florida
  Southern Georgia
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 145 PM until
  900 PM EDT.

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

SUMMARY...Several strong to severe thunderstorm bands will likely
progressively move east-southeastward into the Watch area this
afternoon and early evening.  In addition to the possibility for
damaging gusts with the thunderstorm bands, embedded supercells or
embedded mesovortices may pose a tornado risk.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles
north and south of a line from 25 miles northwest of Dothan AL to 30
miles southeast of Brunswick GA. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

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 217...WW 218...WW 219...

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 27035.

...Smith

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