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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 13
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
155 PM EST Sat Jan 21 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southern South Carolina
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 155 PM until
700 PM EST.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A fast-moving squall line over Georgia will track eastward
across the watch this afternoon. Damaging winds and a few tornadoes
are expected along the leading edge of these storms.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 35 miles northwest of Orangeburg SC to
25 miles south of Waycross GA. For a complete depiction of the watch
see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 12...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 25040.