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Tornado Watch 266
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WW0266 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 266
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   345 PM EDT Wed May 24 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     central and eastern North Carolina
     eastern South Carolina
     southwestern Virginia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 345 PM until Midnight
     EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple 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 spreading through the Carolina
   piedmont will continue northeastward along a frontal zone across the
   watch area through this evening, accompanied by a risk for tornadoes
   and potentially damaging wind gusts.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 130 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 40 miles west northwest of Roanoke
   Rapids NC to 20 miles south of Jacksonville NC. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 262...WW 263...WW
   264...WW 265...

   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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