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Tornado Watch 390
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WW0390 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 390
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   125 PM EDT THU JUL 3 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 125
     PM UNTIL 200 AM EDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 30 STATUTE
   MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
   WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA TO 40 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF CAPE
   HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH
   SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 389...

   DISCUSSION...RISK FOR SCTD SMALL SUPERCELLS WITH LOW-LVL
   MESOCYCLONES/POTENTIAL TORNADOES EXPECTED TO INCREASE THIS AFTN
   THROUGH TNGT ALONG THE NC CST AS REGION IS GLANCED BY FAVORABLE NE
   QUADRANT OF HRCN ARTHUR.  AS THE HRCN CONTINUES NNEWD...ENVELOPE OF
   DEEPER/MORE MOISTURE-RICH
   WILL OVERSPREAD THE CST IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MOST
   STRONGLY-SHEARED LOW-LVL WIND FIELD. GIVEN EXISTING DEGREE OF
   LOW-LVL INSTABILITY ON NRN AND ERN SIDES OF ARTHUR /PER LIGHTNING 
   STRIKES/...CONVERGENT FLOW MAY CONTINUE TO SPAWN SHOWERS/STORMS
   CAPABLE OF WATERSPOUTS/TORNADOES.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   400. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 16045.


   ...CORFIDI
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