MIL-OSI USA: SPC Tornado Watch 185

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Source: US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended.Note: Click for Watch Status Reports.
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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 185
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1255 PM EDT Fri May 6 2022

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southeast Alabama
Northern Florida
Central and Southern Georgia
Coastal Waters

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 1255 PM until
700 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY…The air mass across the region should steadily moisten and
destabilize with a severe/tornado risk expanding north-northeastward
into Georgia through the afternoon. Tornadoes are possible aside
from damaging winds and hail.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 100 statute miles
north and south of a line from 45 miles southwest of Dothan AL to 60
miles north of Waycross GA. For a complete depiction of the watch
see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

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.

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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 184…

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 550. Mean
storm motion vector 26035.

…Guyer

Note: The Aviation Watch (SAW) product is an approximation to the watch area. The actual watch is depicted by the shaded areas.
SAW5
WW 185 TORNADO AL FL GA CW 061655Z – 062300Z
AXIS..100 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF LINE..
45SW DHN/DOTHAN AL/ – 60N AYS/WAYCROSS GA/
..AVIATION COORDS.. 85NM N/S /36E CEW – 35N AMG/
HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT..1.5 INCHES. WIND GUSTS..60 KNOTS.
MAX TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26035.

LAT…LON 32318599 33578240 30678240 29418599

THIS IS AN APPROXIMATION TO THE WATCH AREA. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE WOUS64 KWNS
FOR WOU5.

Watch 185 Status Report Message has not been issued yet.

Note:  Click for Complete Product Text.TornadoesProbability of 2 or more tornadoes

Mod (50%)

Probability of 1 or more strong (EF2-EF5) tornadoes

Low (20%)

WindProbability of 10 or more severe wind events

Mod (60%)

Probability of 1 or more wind events > 65 knots

Low (20%)

HailProbability of 10 or more severe hail events

Mod (30%)

Probability of 1 or more hailstones > 2 inches

Low (20%)

Combined Severe Hail/WindProbability of 6 or more combined severe hail/wind events

High (80%)

For each watch, probabilities for particular events inside the watch (listed above in each table) are determined by the issuing forecaster. The “Low” category contains probability values ranging from less than 2% to 20% (EF2-EF5 tornadoes), less than 5% to 20% (all other probabilities), “Moderate” from 30% to 60%, and “High” from 70% to greater than 95%. High values are bolded and lighter in color to provide awareness of an increased threat for a particular event.

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