URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 183
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
340 PM EDT Sat Apr 29 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Central and north Florida
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 340 PM until
1000 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Isolated severe storms will remain possible this afternoon
close to the Atlantic coast with the sea breeze, and a larger
cluster of storms will move inland from the northeast Gulf of Mexico
later this afternoon. The initial storms near the Atlantic coast
will pose a threat for isolated large hail/damaging gusts, while the
Gulf storms moving inland will pose the threat for damaging winds.
A couple of tornadoes will also be possible with storm interactions
and embedded circulations.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
east and west of a line from 30 miles north of Gainesville FL to 40
miles south southwest of Avon Park FL. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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 500. Mean
storm motion vector 26035.