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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
central and southern South Carolina
* 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).
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.