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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 55
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
935 PM EDT Sun Apr 15 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Eastern North Carolina
* Effective this Sunday night and Monday morning from 935 PM
until 300 AM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...A line of strong/severe thunderstorms over central NC will
track northeastward across the watch area. Very strong winds just
above the surface will promote a risk of damaging wind gusts or
brief tornadoes along the leading edge of the squall line.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles
east and west of a line from 60 miles northeast of Roanoke Rapids NC
to 15 miles south southeast of Jacksonville NC. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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 53...WW 54...
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 21040.