SPC Tornado Watch 75

SPC Tornado Watch 75

WW 75 TORNADO KY TN 021450Z – 022000Z

Tornado Watch Number 75
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
950 AM CDT Tue Apr 2 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southern Kentucky
Western and middle Tennessee

* Effective this Tuesday morning and afternoon from 950 AM until
300 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
mph likely
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter likely

SUMMARY…A loose cluster of storms in western Tennessee is expected
to evolve into a couple of supercells while spreading
east-northeastward toward southern Kentucky and middle Tennessee
through midday and early afternoon. The environment ahead of the
storms will be favorable for tornadoes, a couple of which could be
strong (roughly EF2), as well as damaging gusts up to 75 mph and
large hail of 1-1.5 inches in diameter.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
north and south of a line from 20 miles north of Jackson TN to 45
miles north of Crossville TN. For a complete depiction of the watch
see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).


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 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24050.


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