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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
* 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
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.