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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 16
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WW0016 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 16
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   150 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Eastern Georgia
     Southern South Carolina
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Tuesday morning from 150 AM until 900 AM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...A thunderstorm complex is expected to proceed generally
   southeastward either side of the Savannah River Valley to the
   Atlantic, offering damaging winds and isolated hail.  An embedded
   tornado cannot be ruled out.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
   statute miles either side of a line from 50 miles west southwest of
   Augusta GA to 50 miles east southeast of Savannah GA. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
   favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
   tornadoes.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 15...

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE and ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE and SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 29035.


   ...Edwards
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