WW 14 TORNADO FL GA CW 211910Z – 220000Z

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Tornado Watch Number 14
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
210 PM EST Sat Jan 21 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Florida Panhandle
  South Central Georgia
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 210 PM until
  700 PM EST.

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

SUMMARY...A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will sag
southward across the watch area this afternoon.  Strong winds aloft
and sufficient instability suggest a risk of locally gusty or
damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles
north and south of a line from 40 miles west northwest of
Apalachicola FL to 25 miles north northeast of Valdosta GA. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).


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 450. Mean
storm motion vector 26030.


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