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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 179
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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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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 179
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   250 PM EDT FRI MAY 23 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEAST GEORGIA
     SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA
     SOUTH CAROLINA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 250 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
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75
   STATUTE MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES SOUTH OF
   ANDERSON SOUTH CAROLINA TO 40 MILES EAST OF SPARTANBURG SOUTH
   CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 178...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS FORMING ALONG WNW-ESE COLD FRONT AND OVER THE
   HIGHER TERRAIN OF SC EXPECTED MOVE/DEVELOP ESE THROUGH THIS EVE.
   RESIDUAL BAND OF 40+ KT 700 MB FLOW OVER THE REGION /ASSOCIATED WITH
   JET STREAK NOW CROSSING THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST/...COUPLED WITH
   ADDITIONAL HEATING OF ALREADY VERY UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT...MAY YIELD
   SCTD SUSTAINED STORMS AND A FEW SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF VERY LARGE
   HAIL AND DMGG WIND THROUGH EARLY TNGT.

   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 30025.


   ...CORFIDI
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