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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0438 for Central Florida, Coastal Waters
  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • A tornado or two possible

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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0438

Locations Affected

  • Central Florida
  • Coastal Waters
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Summary

    A line of strong thunderstorms is approaching the west coast of central Florida. These storms will move across the watch area, posing the risk of locally damaging wind gusts and perhaps a tornado.

    Severe Weather Threats

  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • A tornado or two possible
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Details

    SEL8
    
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 438
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    405 PM EST Fri Dec 14 2018
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
      Central Florida
      Coastal Waters
    
    * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 405 PM until
      1000 PM EST.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
      A tornado or two possible
    
    SUMMARY...A line of strong thunderstorms is approaching the west
    coast of central Florida.  These storms will move across the watch
    area, posing the risk of locally damaging wind gusts and perhaps a
    tornado.
    
    The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
    statute miles north and south of a line from 80 miles east northeast
    of Saint Petersburg FL to 35 miles west northwest of Sarasota FL.
    For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
    outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
    
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    
    REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
    favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
    tornadoes.
    
    &&
    
    AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
    1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few
    cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
    24035.
    
    ...Hart

    National Risk Overview

    Wednesday, December 19
    TORNADO: low
    HAIL: low
    WIND: low
    Thursday, December 20
    ANY SEVERE: 15%
    Friday, December 21
    ANY SEVERE: low
    Saturday, December 22
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Sunday, December 23
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Monday, December 24
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Tuesday, December 25
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Wednesday, December 26
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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