PDS Tornado Watch until 10 PM for All of the WVUA Coverage Area! Updated at 1:40 pm Wednesday

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
  
          MUCH OF ALABAMA
          NORTHWEST GEORGIA
          SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
          SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE
  
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 145 PM UNTIL 1000 PM CDT.
  
   …THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION…
  
   DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES…LARGE HAIL TO 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER…  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE  POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
  
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTHEAST OF  HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA TO 60 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF EVERGREEN ALABAMA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE  ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
  
   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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   DISCUSSION…A CLASSIC TORNADO OUTBREAK SITUATION IS DEVELOPING  ACROSS MUCH OF AL AS DISCRETE TORNADIC SUPERCELLS FORM OVER MS AND  TRACK ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.  STRONG LOW LEVEL AND DEEP LAYER  VERTICAL SHEAR…COMBINED WITH A MOIST AND MODERATELY UNSTABLE AIR  MASS…WILL POSE A DANGEROUS RISK OF STRONG/VIOLENT AND POTENTIALLY  LONG-TRACK TORNADOES.
  
   AVIATION…TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL  SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 4 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO  500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25040.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

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