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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 282
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
655 PM EDT Sat May 27 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western North Carolina
* Effective this Saturday night and Sunday morning from 655 PM
until 200 AM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Scattered severe thunderstorms will continue to develop
and generally move east/southeastward across the region through the
evening. Locally damaging winds and bouts of severe hail will be
possible. A more extensive squall line may move into parts of the
region including eastern Tennessee late this evening.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles north and south of a line from 15 miles south
southwest of Crossville TN to 55 miles south southeast of Dublin VA.
For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 275...WW 276...WW
277...WW 278...WW 279...WW 280...WW 281...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector