WW 24 TORNADO FL CW 230255Z – 231100Z

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Tornado Watch Number 24
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
955 PM EST Sun Jan 22 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Central and South Florida
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Sunday night and Monday morning from 955 PM
  until 600 AM 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 lingering threat for severe thunderstorms will shift
southeastward down the peninsula overnight, both from the main band
of thunderstorms initially across central Florida and relatively
discrete cells moving off the Gulf.  Instability, moisture and
vertical shear all will remain favorable for several more hours at
least.  The risk exists for damaging gusts, isolated large hail and
a couple of tornadoes.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
either side of a line from 35 miles north of Avon Park FL to 55
miles southwest of Miami FL. 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.


OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...This tornado watch replaces tornado
watch number 23. Watch number 23 will not be in effect after 955

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 25030.


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