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SPC Tornado Watch 252

WW 252 TORNADO AL MS CW 170350Z – 170800Z

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Tornado Watch Number 252
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1050 PM CDT Thu May 16 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southern Alabama
  Southern Mississippi
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Thursday night and Friday morning from 1050 PM
  until 300 AM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...A severe squall line over southeast Louisiana will
continue east and move into the Watch area tonight.  In addition to
the risk for a couple of tornadoes, severe gusts (60-70 mph) capable
of wind damage may accompany the more intense thunderstorm cores and
outflow surges in the squall line.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 30 statute miles
north and south of a line from 35 miles west of Gulfport MS to 30
miles southeast of Mobile AL. For a complete depiction of the watch
see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).


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 500. Mean
storm motion vector 27035.


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