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WW 129 TORNADO AL GA 060155Z – 060600Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 129
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
955 PM EDT Wed Apr 5 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Far eastern Alabama
  Western and central Georgia

* Effective this Wednesday night and Thursday morning from 955 PM
  until 200 AM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Storms should continue to increase near an
eastward-accelerating cold front as it moves from Alabama into
Georgia. Especially given that low-level shear will be increasing
this evening, a tornado or two will be possible aside from what
should be a more prevalent risk for damaging winds and some severe
hail.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
east and west of a line from 45 miles east northeast of Atlanta GA
to 30 miles east southeast of Troy AL. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU9).

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.

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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 127...

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 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.

...Guyer

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