SPC Tornado Watch 243

SPC Tornado Watch 243

WW 243 TORNADO FL CW 150645Z – 151500Z

Tornado Watch Number 243
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
245 AM EDT Wed May 15 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Northern and Central Florida
Coastal Waters

* Effective this Wednesday morning from 245 AM until 1100 AM EDT.

* Primary threats include…
A couple tornadoes possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY…At least isolated severe storms including supercells are
expected to develop through the predawn hours, especially across the
north-central Florida Peninsula. The severe risk/tornado potential
may further increase toward and beyond sunrise across broader
portions of the central Peninsula.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
north and south of a line from 30 miles northwest of Saint
Petersburg FL to 20 miles east of Daytona Beach FL. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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.


AVIATION…Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 25035.


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