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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
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.