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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 31
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
455 PM CST Wed Feb 8 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Far western North Carolina
Middle and eastern Tennessee
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 455 PM until Midnight
* Primary threats include...
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms developing along a cold front from
middle Tennessee into northern Alabama should pose a risk for
isolated severe storms, mainly in the form of damaging winds, this
evening as they spread eastward towards the southern Appalachians.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 110
statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles north of
Crossville TN to 50 miles south southeast of Huntsville AL. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
AVIATION...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