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Tornado Watch 26
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 26
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1115 AM EST WED FEB 24 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     MOST OF NORTH CAROLINA
     CENTRAL AND NORTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1115 AM UNTIL
     700 PM EST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES AND A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...TWO AREAS OF SEVERE STORMS SHOULD EVOLVE NORTHEASTWARD
   THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. PRIMARY AREA OF STORMS WITHIN A QUASI-LINEAR
   BAND SHOULD SPREAD ACROSS THE PIEDMONT WITH TORNADOES AND DAMAGING
   WINDS AS THE MAIN HAZARDS. A SECONDARY AREA OF SPORADIC TORNADO/WIND
   POTENTIAL MAY PERSIST ACROSS PARTS OF THE COASTAL PLAIN IN SOUTHERN
   NORTH CAROLINA.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 125 STATUTE
   MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 5 MILES WEST OF GREENSBORO NORTH
   CAROLINA TO 40 MILES EAST OF FLORENCE SOUTH CAROLINA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 21040.


   ...GRAMS
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