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Tornado Watch 195
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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 195
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   305 AM EDT Fri May 5 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Parts of central and eastern North Carolina
     Northeastern South Carolina
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Friday morning from 305 AM until 900 AM EDT.

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

   SUMMARY...Broken bands of storms will spread northeastward into
   central/eastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina
   through the morning.  The storm environment will be favorable for a
   continued risk for embedded rotating storms and line segments
   capable of producing a couple of tornadoes and damaging gusts.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 35 miles northeast of Raleigh NC to 25
   miles east southeast of Myrtle Beach SC. 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...This tornado watch replaces tornado
   watch number 194. Watch number 194 will not be in effect after
   305 AM EDT. 

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean
   storm motion vector 21040.

   ...Thompson
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