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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
* 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).
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.