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Tornado Watch 262
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WW0262 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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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 
     northern Georgia
     western North Carolina
     upstate South Carolina
     southeastern Tennessee

   * 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
   WOU2).

   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 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.

   ...Kerr
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