TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 591 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 945 AM CDT TUE AUG 28 2012
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHWEST ALABAMA WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA FAR SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COASTAL WATERS
EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 945 AM UNTIL 700 PM CDT.
TORNADOES...HAIL TO 0.5 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 55 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES WEST OF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA TO 20 MILES EAST OF PANAMA CITY FLORIDA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
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.
DISCUSSION...A SLOW INCREASE IN CONVECTION HAS BEEN NOTED THIS MORNING ON OUTER PERIPHERY OF ISAAC WHERE BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS ARE SUPPORTING AIR MASS DESTABILIZATION. THIS TREND SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE MORNING AND THIS AFTERNOON WITH AN INCREASED RISK FOR MINI SUPERCELLS AND AN ASSOCIATED TORNADO THREAT.
AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 11040.
Of course Tornado Watches just went out for the entire area.
I was just going to say i was surprised that had not happened yet. On another note, St.Charles EOC should not have to call and tell people to pick up their garbage cans, they have way more important things to do.