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EXPIRED Tornado Watch #0078 for North Florida, Southeast Georgia, Southern South Carolina, Coastal Waters
  • A few tornadoes likely
  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

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EXPIRED Tornado Watch #0078

Locations Affected

  • North Florida
  • Southeast Georgia
  • Southern South Carolina
  • Coastal Waters
  • Tornado Watch Summary

    Severe thunderstorms over southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle will track eastward this afternoon and early evening. Damaging winds and a few tornadoes will continue to be possible in the stronger cells.

    Severe Weather Threats

  • A few tornadoes likely
  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • Tornado Watch Details

    SEL8
    
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Tornado Watch Number 78
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    220 PM EDT Tue Mar 31 2020
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Tornado Watch for portions of 
      North Florida
      Southeast Georgia
      Southern South Carolina
      Coastal Waters
    
    * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 220 PM until
      900 PM EDT.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      A few tornadoes likely
      Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
    
    SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms over southwest Georgia and the
    Florida Panhandle will track eastward this afternoon and early
    evening.  Damaging winds and a few tornadoes will continue to be
    possible in the stronger cells.
    
    The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
    east and west of a line from 35 miles northwest of Charleston SC to
    40 miles south southeast of Tallahassee FL. For a complete depiction
    of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
    WOU8).
    
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    
    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 77...
    
    AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 27040.
    
    ...Hart

    National Risk Overview

    Friday, April 3
    TORNADO: 2%
    HAIL: 15%
    WIND: 15%
    Saturday, April 4
    TORNADO: low
    HAIL: low
    WIND: low
    Sunday, April 5
    ANY SEVERE: low
    Monday, April 6
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Tuesday, April 7
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Wednesday, April 8
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Thursday, April 9
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Friday, April 10
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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