Mesoscale Discussion 1175
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0442 AM CDT Wed Jul 07 2021
Areas affected...northern...western...and central portions of the
Concerning...Tornado Watch 340...
Valid 070942Z - 071145Z
The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 340 continues.
SUMMARY...Risk for brief tornadoes continues.
DISCUSSION...Little change with respect to tornado risk is evident
across Florida at this time, as the center of Elsa (now roughly 70
miles south-southwest of Cross City) continues drifting slowly
Brief/rather weak, transient circulations continue to be observed in
WSR-88D storm-relative velocity data, largely within the primary
convective band arcing from near Fort Myers, to north-northeast to
the Orlando area, and then north-northwest through Gainesville.
Over the past 1-2 hours, a few transient circulations have been
observed from the Ocala to the Gainesville vicinity, near and just
outside of the northern fringe of WW 340. With time, as the center
of Elsa continues shifting northward, areas north and northwest of
the current watch will be monitored for any possible increase in
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