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Hi Ladies,
I was just checking the local weather for the town that my Aunt and Uncle live in and found this posted:

urgent - immediate broadcast requested Tornado Watch number 255 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 235 PM CDT Mon may 5 2003

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of

Northwestern and north central Alabama northern Mississippi western and middle Tennessee

Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 235 PM until 1000 PM CDT.

... This is a particularly dangerous situation...

Destructive tornadoes... large hail to 3 inches in diameter... thunderstorm wind gusts to 70 mph... and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas.

The Tornado Watch area is along and 125 statute miles east and west of a line from Clarksville Tennessee to 55 miles south southwest of Columbus Mississippi.

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 251. Watch number 251 will not be in effect after 235 PM CDT. Continue... ww 251... ww 252... ww 253... ww 254...

Discussion... extreme cape/shear values will persist across this region well into the evening... with mlcapes in excess of 2500 j/kg and 0-6 km shear of 50-60 kt. Vort Max/shortwave trough now lifting out of nern TX will maintain tornadic supercell threat across ww... with threat increasing as compared to earlier this afternoon.

Aviation... tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector 26045.

... Evans

Please pray for all the people in harm's way. They've all been through enough already!
 
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