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Tornado Watch 477
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 477
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   150 PM EDT Fri Sep 1 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Western and central North Carolina
     Northern South Carolina

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 150 PM until
     1000 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are beginning to develop in broken bands to
   the east of the remnants of tropical depression Harvey.  These
   storms will strengthen through the afternoon, and the storm
   environment will favor a threat for tornadic supercells along a
   slow-moving front across North Carolina through late evening.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 30 miles southwest of Hickory NC to
   45 miles east northeast of Fayetteville NC. For a complete depiction
   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU7).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24025.

   ...Thompson
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