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