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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 298
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 298
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   315 PM EDT Mon May 29 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Central and Northeast Georgia
     South Central North Carolina
     Much of South Carolina

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 315 PM until
     900 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms developing over Georgia will spread eastward
   across the watch area this afternoon and early evening, posing a
   risk of locally damaging wind gusts and hail.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
   statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles south
   southwest of Atlanta GA to 55 miles northeast of Columbia SC. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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
   tornadoes.

   &&

   AVIATION...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
   26025.

   ...Hart
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