WW 27 TORNADO AL FL CW 071750Z – 080000Z

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Tornado Watch Number 27
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1150 AM CST Tue Feb 7 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

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

* Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1150 AM until
  600 PM CST.

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

SUMMARY...Clusters of severe storms will continue to spread eastward
from Mississippi into Alabama through the afternoon.  The storm
environment will support the potential for a couple of tornadoes and
large hail with embedded rotating storms.  Damaging winds will also
be possible with any bowing segments that may evolve from storm
mergers and upscale growth of the storms.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
north and south of a line from 25 miles north northwest of Mobile AL
to 15 miles north northeast of Crestview 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 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 27035.


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