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Mesoscale Discussion 178
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0178
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0159 PM CST Wed Feb 28 2024

   Areas affected...North GA into western SC

   Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely 

   Valid 281959Z - 282200Z

   Probability of Watch Issuance...5 percent

   SUMMARY...Localized damaging winds will remain possible through the
   rest of the afternoon as a low-topped squall line moves east across
   north Georgia into western South Carolina.

   DISCUSSION...Lightning production within a long-lived but thin
   squall line has become confined to parts of north GA into
   east-central AL, where echo tops remain below 30k ft. A brief uptick
   in intensity was noted into northwest GA where 35-45 kt measured
   gusts and subsequent reports of nearby tree damage occurred, as the
   line has approached the greater Atlanta Metro Area. Scant buoyancy
   with MLCAPE below 200 J/kg remains the limiting factor to a more
   prominent severe threat. Still, with surface temperatures in the mid
   70s ahead of the squall into the Savannah Valley, sporadic strong
   gusts from 45 to 60 mph will remain possible through sunset.

   ..Grams/Guyer.. 02/28/2024

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   34358391 34478298 34578230 34538197 34348147 33858125
               33518130 33278149 33118206 33048329 33068467 33078510
               33268542 33418538 34358391 

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