URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 707
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1250 AM EDT Thu Oct 12 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Northern and Central Florida
* Effective this Thursday morning from 1250 AM until 900 AM EDT.
* Primary threats include…
A couple tornadoes possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
SUMMARY…Stronger thunderstorms are expected to develop and/or move
inland across the central and northern Peninsula through the early
morning hours as conditions become increasingly favorable for the
possibility of tornadoes.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 85 statute miles
east and west of a line from 45 miles north northeast of Cross City
FL to 30 miles east southeast of Sarasota FL. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
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 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 55 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24030.