Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tornado Watch Until 9pm CST for FL Panhandle / Adjacent Areas...

The above Tornado Watch was just issued by the SPC in Norman, OK, and is in effect until 9pm CST, for much of the Florida panhandle and adjacent corners of southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia.  The watch below continues until 5pm CST for areas immediately to the West of this one:

The watch that was in effect earlier across southeast Louisiana expired at 3pm CST.

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms continues to move Eastward from southern Alabama across southern Mississippi and far southeast Louisiana.  Gusty winds of 50-60 mph and hail up to 1 inch diameter are the primary threats.  A few tornadoes may also spin-up along the leading edge of the line at times, but these types of tornadoes tend to be relatively weak and/or short lived.

Meanwhile, very heavy, at times flooding rainfall continues well West of the main line of storms, covering much of Louisiana, Mississippi and the southern one-half of Alabama.

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