URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 127
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
150 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Northern and East-Central Alabama
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 150 PM
until 900 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Widespread large hail likely with isolated very large hail
events to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will form along a cold front moving across
the watch area this afternoon, with some storms becoming supercells.
Tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds will become a concern
through the afternoon and early evening.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
east and west of a line from 40 miles northeast of Louisville KY to
10 miles south southeast of Selma AL. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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...CONTINUE...WW 125...WW 126...
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 450. Mean
storm motion vector 25035.