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Tornado Watch 258
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WW0258 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 258
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   240 PM EDT Tue May 23 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     northern Florida
     southeastern Georgia
     central and southern South Carolina
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 240 PM until
     1100 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...An area of thunderstorms now spreading across parts of
   central and southern Georgia, and adjacent portions of northern
   Florida, is expected to continue developing northeastward across
   parts of the piedmont and coastal plain of South Carolina through
   this evening.  This activity coincides with strengthening wind
   fields which will support a risk for tornadoes and potential
   damaging surface gusts.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 15 miles south southwest of Vidalia
   GA to 50 miles east northeast of Orangeburg SC. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 257...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

   ...Kerr
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