Tornado Watch in Effect for Southern Mississippi, Southern Alabama & Florida Panhandle


A tornado watch is in effect for southern Mississippi, central & southern Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle through 3 am tomorrow morning CT. Still seeing a lot of storms out there. A few with rotation, including one with a debris ball on the radar over Leakesville, Mississippi with a tornado emergency currently. Here is the info on the new tornado watch. Blog post for the Leakesville, Mississippi tornado emergency upcoming.

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 146
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
745 PM CDT FRI APR 15 2011

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ALABAMA
THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE
EXTREME SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
COASTAL WATERS

EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 745 PM
UNTIL 300 AM CDT.

TORNADOES…HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHWEST OF LA
GRANGE GEORGIA TO 20 MILES EAST OF MOBILE ALABAMA. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

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…THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
WATCH NUMBER 141. WATCH NUMBER 141 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER
745 PM CDT. CONTINUE…WW 142…WW 143…WW 144…WW 145…

DISCUSSION…CLUSTERS OF SUPERCELLS IN CENTRAL/SRN AL AND SE MS WILL
CONTINUE TO SPREAD EWD THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE
MS VALLEY MIDLEVEL TROUGH AND SURFACE BOUNDARY. WEAK-MODERATE
INSTABILITY AND STRONG VERTICAL SHEAR WILL BE MAINTAINED OVER THIS
AREA…AND THE TORNADO/SEVERE THREAT WILL EXPAND EWD TONIGHT AS THE
LOW LEVELS MOISTEN FARTHER E INTO SE AL AND THE FL PANHANDLE. A
STRONG TORNADO OR TWO WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL
HOURS…GIVEN THE PRESENCE OF DISCRETE SUPERCELLS IN A MOIST
ENVIRONMENT WITH EFFECTIVE SRH NEAR 500 M2/S2.

AVIATION…TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27030.

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