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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 262
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1000 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
western North Carolina
upstate South Carolina
* Effective this Wednesday morning and evening from 1000 AM until
600 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms now developing east northeast of the upper
Tennessee Valley will increase in coverage and intensity near and to
the east of the southern Appalachians through this afternoon. This
may include a few supercells capable of producing tornadoes, and
increasing potential for damaging wind gusts as activity moves along
a warm front extending across the region.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
north and south of a line from 40 miles south southwest of Rome GA
to 35 miles northeast of Spartanburg 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...CONTINUE...WW 261...
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 450. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.