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Mesoscale Discussion 26
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0026
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0337 PM CST SAT JAN 11 2014

   AREAS AFFECTED...NC...SC

   CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 6...

   VALID 112137Z - 112230Z

   THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 6 CONTINUES.

   SUMMARY...SEGMENTED SQUALL LINE CONTINUES TO MOVE EAST INTO EASTERN
   NC/SC LATE THIS AFTERNOON. NUMEROUS ORGANIZED AND STRONGER
   CELLS/UPDRAFTS ALONG THE LINE WILL CONTINUE TO POSE A THREAT FOR
   LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS AND PERHAPS ONE OR TWO TORNADOES.

   DISCUSSION...PRE-FRONTAL SQUALL LINE ARCS FROM NERN NC TO SC/NC
   STATE LINE WEST OF ILM AND THEN INTO NERN SC COASTAL COUNTIES OF
   HORRY ...GEORGETOWN...AND BERKELEY. WARM AND MOIST AIRMASS AND
   STRONG LARGE SCALE ASCENT ASSOCIATED WITH POTENT UPPER TROUGH
   CROSSING THE APPALACHIANS WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT ROBUST DEEP
   CONVECTION AS THE LINE TRACKS EAST AND ACROSS THE IMMEDIATE COASTAL
   WATERS OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. INTENSE DEEP-LAYER WIND FIELDS EXIST
   WITH 50KT WITHIN 1KM OF THE SFC AND WILL CONTRIBUTE TO STRONG SHEAR
   AND THE POTENTIAL FOR A NUMBER OF SMALL/STORM-SCALE COUPLETS ALONG
   THE LINE. SOME OF THE MORE PERSISTENT CELLS/UPDRAFTS WILL BE CAPABLE
   OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS AND/OR A TRANSIENT TORNADO OR TWO BEFORE
   THE CONVECTIVE LINE MOVES OFFSHORE THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING.

   ..CARBIN.. 01/11/2014


   ATTN...WFO...MHX...RAH...ILM...CHS...

   LAT...LON   32297967 32518073 33827949 34477839 35387723 35707637
               35497530 35127518 34887552 34167642 34257693 33637762
               33277839 33277897 32297967 

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