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Tornado Watch 53
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 53
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   300 PM EDT Sun Apr 15 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Central North Carolina
     Eastern South Carolina
     Southern Virginia

   * Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 300 PM until
     1100 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

   SUMMARY...Bands of well-organized storms will continue to steadily
   progress east/northeastward within a highly sheared environment.
   Tornadoes and damaging winds will remain a threat into this evening.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 25 miles north northwest of Lynchburg
   VA to 30 miles south southwest of Florence SC. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 51...WW 52...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 22040.

   ...Guyer
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