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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 178
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 178
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   110 PM EDT FRI MAY 23 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN AND EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 110 PM UNTIL
     900 PM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70
   STATUTE MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST
   OF ORANGEBURG SOUTH CAROLINA TO 50 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF NEW
   BERN NORTH CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE
   THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 TORNADOES.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...SCTD TSTMS EXPECTED TO FORM AND INCREASE IN NUMBER
   THROUGH THIS AFTN AS SFC HEATING CONTINUES IN ZONE OF WEAK ASCENT
   DOWNSTREAM FROM UPR IMPULSE CROSSING THE SRN APPALACHIANS. RESIDUAL
   EML/STEEP LOW-LVL LAPSE RATES...AND LIKELIHOOD FOR DISCRETE
   SUSTAINED STORMS/SUPERCELLS GIVEN 40+ KT WNWLY 700 MB FLOW...SUGGEST
   POTENTIAL FOR LARGE/POSSIBLY SIGNIFICANT HAIL...IN ADDITION TO
   LOCALLY DMGG WIND. WEAK LOW-LVL SHEAR SHOULD LIMIT TORNADO
   THREAT...ALTHOUGH A SPIN-UP OR TWO COULD OCCUR INVOF
   OUTFLOW/SEA-BREEZE BOUNDARY INTERSECTIONS.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 30030.


   ...CORFIDI
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