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Detailed Weather Update - Mid Afternoon

 

A very strong spring storm system has placed middle Tennessee at a moderate risk for severe thunderstorms including tornadoes today, and potentially tomorrow as well.  Here is the latest.

 

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a "PDS" (Potentially Dangerous Situation) Tornado Watch for south west, and southern middle Tennessee.

1240 PM CDT MON APR 28 2014

 

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

 

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

  NORTH AND NORTHWEST ALABAMA

  NORTHEAST LOUISIANA

  CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI

  SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE

 

* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1240 PM UNTIL

  900 PM CDT.

 

...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

 

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...

  NUMEROUS TORNADOES EXPECTED WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY

  WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL EXPECTED WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL

    EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY

  SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY

 

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE

MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES NORTH OF HUNTSVILLE

ALABAMA TO 10 MILES SOUTH OF NATCHEZ MISSISSIPPI.  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

 

Tennessee Counties:

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 108
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1240 PM CDT MON APR 28 2014

TORNADO WATCH 108 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT FOR THE
 FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

TNC003-023-031-039-051-055-069-071-077-099-101-103-109-117-119-
127-135-181-290200-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0108.140428T1740Z-140429T0200Z/

TN
.    TENNESSEE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BEDFORD              CHESTER             COFFEE
DECATUR              FRANKLIN            GILES
HARDEMAN             HARDIN              HENDERSON
LAWRENCE             LEWIS               LINCOLN
MARSHALL             MAURY               MCNAIRY
MOORE                PERRY               WAYNE
$$


ATTN...WFO...HUN...OHX...MEG...JAN...BMX...

Areas that will be the biggest concern into the afternoon:


on that map...any thing over a 1 is significant.

Mid afternoon temperatures are warming where rain hasnt fallen...

Hopefully the rain has taken the punch out of the storms for northern middle Tennessee, however you should still stay weather aware. Make sure you have a reliable way to get the latest warnings.




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