URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 708
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
845 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 and afternoon from 845 AM until
300 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY…Some supercell/tornado potential should persist through at
least midday across northern and portions of central FL, as
destabilization counterbalances very slowly weakening shear. A few
damaging to severe gusts also may occur from the most vigorous
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
either side of a line from 60 miles east northeast of Saint
Petersburg FL to 40 miles north northeast of Cross City FL. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
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 707. Watch number 707 will not be in effect after
845 AM EDT.
AVIATION…Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 23030.