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Mesoscale Discussion 2226
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 2226
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0352 PM CDT THU SEP 16 2004
   
   AREAS AFFECTED...WRN NORTH CAROLINA EASTERN TENNESSEE
   
   CONCERNING...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL 
   
   VALID 162052Z - 162215Z
   
   NEW TORNADO WATCH...OR A REPLACEMENT TORNADO WATCH...MAY BE REQUIRED
   IN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO SHOULD TORNADO THREAT CONTINUE TO SPREAD INTO
   PARTS OF ERN TN AND WRN NC.
   
   NWRN EXTENT OF INSTABILITY AXIS HAS DEVELOP INTO FAR WRN NC IN THE
   PAST FEW HOURS...WITH WEAK CONVECTIVE INHIBITION.  SHEAR REMAINS
   QUITE STRONG NWD INTO WRN NC AND ERN TN WITH 0-1 KM SHEAR IN EXCESS
   OF 30 KT NOW OBSERVED AS FAR NORTH AS MRX AT 2030Z.  WITH DISCRETE
   STORMS ROTATING ENEWD ACROSS THE NERN GA/NWRN SC BORDER AREA...THE
   THREAT OF ISOLATED TORNADOES APPEARS TO BE INCREASING NORTH OF
   CURRENT TORNADO WATCHES.  PRIMARY NEGATIVE WILL BE PERSISTENT RAIN
   AND RELATIVELY COOL BOUNDARY LAYER NOW IN PLACE OVER THE REGION. 
   HOWEVER...AN ADDITIONAL SMALL TORNADO WATCH...OR A REPLACEMENT WATCH
   MAY BE REQUIRED IN ANOTHER HOUR OR SO.
   
   ..EVANS.. 09/16/2004
   
   
   ATTN...WFO...GSP...MRX...
   
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