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Mesoscale Discussion 2233
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 2233
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1237 PM CDT FRI SEP 17 2004
   
   AREAS AFFECTED...NERN SC...CNTRL NC THROUGH S CNTRL VA
   
   CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 832...
   
   VALID 171737Z - 171930Z
   
   THREAT OF A FEW TORNADOES IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN HIGH NEXT SEVERAL
   HOURS...WITH GREATEST THREAT FROM CNTRL NC NWD THROUGH S CNTRL VA.
   
   EARLY THIS AFTERNOON A LINE OF STORMS WITH EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS
   CONTINUES FROM SW VA THROUGH W CNTRL NC. INDIVIDUAL CELLS WITHIN THE
   LINE ARE MOVING RAPIDLY NEWD WHILE THE LINE MOVES SLOWLY EAST. THIS
   LINE OF STORMS IS ALONG A ZONE OF FORCING FOR ASCENT ASSOCIATED WITH
   THE NEWD MOVING...NEGATIVELY TILTED SHORTWAVE TROUGH. THE AREA OF
   STRONGEST PRESSURE FALLS CURRENTLY EXISTS FROM N CNTRL NC INTO CNTRL
   VA AND IS COLOCATED WITH STRONG SURFACE HEATING AND DESTABILIZATION.
   OTHER MORE WIDELY SCATTERED ACTIVITY HAS ALSO BEEN INCREASING AHEAD
   OF THE LINE. STORMS WILL LIKELY MAINTAIN OR INCREASE THEIR INTENSITY
   WITHIN THE STRONGLY SHEARED ENVIRONMENT NEXT FEW HOURS...SUSTAINING
   THE TORNADO THREAT.
   
   ..DIAL.. 09/17/2004
   
   
   ATTN...WFO...AKQ...MHX...RAH...ILM...RNK...
   
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