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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 263
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1100 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
central and southern Georgia
central and southern South Carolina
* Effective this Wednesday morning and evening from 1100 AM until
600 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...An area of thunderstorms now forming across parts of
central and southern Georgia is expected to spread northeastward
across the watch area through this afternoon. Further
intensification and organization of activity is possible,
accompanied by a risk for damaging wind gusts, some hail and perhaps
a couple of tornadoes.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 100 statute miles
east and west of a line from 30 miles north northwest of Orangeburg
SC to 30 miles southeast of Moultrie GA. 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...WW 262...
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.