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Mesoscale Discussion 1566
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1148 AM CDT Thu Oct 11 2018
Areas affected...eastern North Carolina and into parts of central
and southern Virginia
Concerning...Tornado Watch 409...
Valid 111648Z - 111845Z
The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 409 continues.
SUMMARY...Risk for a few tornadoes will continue this afternoon
within the northeast quadrant of T.S. Michael.
DISCUSSION...Latest radar and satellite imagery shows the center of
T. S. Michael over south-central North Carolina, moving northeast at
around 15 kt. Ahead of the center, dense cloud cover is evident
over all but far northeast North Carolina and into eastern Virginia.
With some heating/destabilization ongoing across this portion of
the WW area, the tornado risk will likely be maximized across this
area later this afternoon.
In the shorter term, brief/weak rotation has been observed with a
few of the northward- and northwestward-moving updrafts from eastern
North Carolina into south-central Virginia. This area -- just ahead
of the more widespread/stratiform rain surrounding Michael's center
-- will remain the focus for brief tornadoes over the next 1-2
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...
LAT...LON 34497818 35537826 36437887 36817937 37457953 37927898
38307710 38027507 36767584 35497528 34477596 34497818
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