URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 57
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1150 AM CST Wed Mar 1 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of Northern and Central Alabama Northern Georgia Central and Northeast Mississippi Extreme Western North Carolina Southeast Tennessee
* Effective this Wednesday morning and evening from 1150 AM until 600 PM CST.
* Primary threats include… A few tornadoes likely Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY…Thunderstorms will slowly intensify this afternoon along a boundary extending from northern MS into southeast TN, and spread across the watch area. Large hail and isolated tornadoes are the main threats with these storms. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles southwest of Greenwood MS to 65 miles east of Chattanooga TN. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
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 55…WW 56… 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 450. Mean storm motion vector 25035. …Hart