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Tornado Watch Number 17
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1020 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
  Northern and central Florida
  Far southeast Georgia
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1020 AM until
  700 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
    to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

SUMMARY...Scattered severe storms are expected through this
afternoon, capable of producing tornadoes, large hail, and damaging

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
either side of a line from 60 miles west northwest of Jacksonville
FL to 35 miles west southwest of Avon Park FL. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 26035.

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