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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 53
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
300 PM EDT Sun Apr 15 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Central North Carolina
Eastern South Carolina
* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 300 PM until
1100 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Bands of well-organized storms will continue to steadily
progress east/northeastward within a highly sheared environment.
Tornadoes and damaging winds will remain a threat into this evening.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
east and west of a line from 25 miles north northwest of Lynchburg
VA to 30 miles south southwest of Florence SC. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
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 51...WW 52...
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 500. Mean
storm motion vector 22040.