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Tornado Watch 9
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 9
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1240 AM EST Tue Feb 16 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Eastern North Carolina
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Tuesday morning from 1240 AM until 800 AM EST.

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

   SUMMARY...A few supercells may develop and quickly move
   northeastward across coastal North Carolina overnight as the air
   mass steadily moistens and destabilizes near the coast. A tornado or
   two could occur along with damaging winds.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 35 miles south southeast of
   Jacksonville NC to 50 miles north northwest of Cape Hatteras NC. For
   a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

   ...Guyer
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