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Tornado Watch 55
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WW0055 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 55
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   935 PM EDT Sun Apr 15 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Eastern North Carolina
     Southeast Virginia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Sunday night and Monday morning from 935 PM
     until 300 AM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...A line of strong/severe thunderstorms over central NC will
   track northeastward across the watch area.  Very strong winds just
   above the surface will promote a risk of damaging wind gusts or
   brief tornadoes along the leading edge of the squall line.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 60 miles northeast of Roanoke Rapids NC
   to 15 miles south southeast of Jacksonville NC. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 53...WW 54...

   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 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 21040.

   ...Hart
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