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Mesoscale Discussion 0821
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0746 PM CDT Tue May 23 2017
Areas affected...Southeast GA...Southwest/central SC
Concerning...Tornado Watch 258...
Valid 240046Z - 240215Z
The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 258 continues.
SUMMARY...Isolated damaging wind gusts and a tornado or two are
still possible across portions of southeast GA and southwest SC
DISCUSSION...Multiple convective lines and clusters continue to move
quickly across the watch area. A few more discrete cells across
southeast GA have shown low-level rotation, including a long-lived
supercell now in Liberty county. Broad low-level confluence is
expected to continue across the coastal portions of southeast GA and
southwest SC with enough forcing for ascent and moisture convergence
to support persistence of the ongoing activity. VAX VAD data
continues to show an environment supportive of low-level rotation
and modest storm organization. Recent data from this radar sampled
0-1 km SRH over 200 m2/s2 and 0-6 km bulk shear near 40 kt. As such,
damaging wind gusts and a tornado or two are still possible across
portions of far southeast AL and the coastal counties of southwest
SC. The tornado threat appears to have diminished across much of the
remainder of watch area over central SC.
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...
LAT...LON 32278246 33248127 33097989 30918181 31058258 32278246
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