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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 19
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1100 AM EST Thu Jan 12 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Far western North Carolina
* Effective this Thursday morning and afternoon from 1100 AM
until 500 PM EST.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A fast-moving line of storms will pose a risk for damaging
winds and/or a tornado through early/mid-afternoon.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles
north and south of a line from 25 miles south southwest of
Chattanooga TN to 65 miles east of Chattanooga TN. 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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 16...WW 17...WW 18...
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 23040.