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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0034 for Northern and Central Alabama, Southern Middle Tennessee
  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  • A tornado or two possible

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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0034

Locations Affected

  • Northern and Central Alabama
  • Southern Middle Tennessee
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Summary

    A line of thunderstorms over eastern Mississippi will track eastward across the watch area this afternoon and evening, posing a risk of locally damaging wind gusts. A brief tornado cannot be ruled out in the region as well.

    Severe Weather Threats

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

    SEL4
    
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 34
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    435 PM CST Wed Feb 12 2020
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
      Northern and Central Alabama
      Southern Middle Tennessee
    
    * Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 435 PM until Midnight
      CST.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
      A tornado or two possible
    
    SUMMARY...A line of thunderstorms over eastern Mississippi will
    track eastward across the watch area this afternoon and evening,
    posing a risk of locally damaging wind gusts.  A brief tornado
    cannot be ruled out in the region as well.
    
    The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
    statute miles east and west of a line from 25 miles north of
    Huntsville AL to 40 miles south southeast of Tuscaloosa AL. For a
    complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
    update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
    
    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
    0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
    few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector
    24040.
    
    ...Hart

    National Risk Overview

    Wednesday, February 26
    TORNADO: low
    HAIL: low
    WIND: 5%
    Thursday, February 27
    TORNADO: low
    HAIL: low
    WIND: low
    Friday, February 28
    ANY SEVERE: low
    Saturday, February 29
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Sunday, March 1
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Monday, March 2
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Tuesday, March 3
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Wednesday, March 4
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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