Tornado Watch Until Noon for much of central Alabama

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 732
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   550 AM CDT WED OCT 27 2010
  
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
  
          CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ALABAMA
          NORTHERN GEORGIA
          EAST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI
  
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 550 AM UNTIL NOON CDT.
  
   TORNADOES…HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS
   TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
  
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45 STATUTE
   MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES WEST OF MERIDIAN
   MISSISSIPPI TO 40 MILES NORTH OF ATHENS GEORGIA.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
  
   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 731
  
   DISCUSSION…TSTMS HAVE INCREASED IN THE PAST HOUR OR SO ALONG
   PREFRONTAL CONFLUENCE ZONE IN CNTRL AL/NRN G /REF MCD
   2016/…POSSIBLY REFLECTING INCREASED ASCENT ASSOCIATED WITH
   APPARENT UPR IMPULSE OVER REGION.  STRENGTH OF WIND FIELD…SOMEWHAT
   CURVED LOW-LVL HODOGRAPHS INVOF CONFLUENCE AND ALONG STNRY FRONT
   FARTHER N…AND LOW LCLS SUGGEST POTENTIAL FOR A FEW STORMS WITH
   LOW-LVL ROTATION/POSSIBLE TORNADOES.
  
   AVIATION…TORNADOES AND 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 450.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.

WVUA Metetorologist Richard Scott

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