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WWUS20 KWNS 221358
SPC WW 221358

Tornado Watch Number 20
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
800 AM CST Sun Jan 22 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
  Southern Alabama
  The Florida Panhandle
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Sunday morning and afternoon from 800 AM until
  200 PM CST.

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

SUMMARY...Convection will continue to develop in a band that will
lift slowly northward through the morning into southern Alabama and
southwestern Georgia.  A few storms in this band will be capable of
producing tornadoes, especially later this morning toward southeast
Alabama and the eastern Florida Panhandle, where a strong tornado
will be possible.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
north and south of a line from Marianna FL to 10 miles south of
Mobile AL. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated
watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).


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.



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 25045.

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