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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 63
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
240 PM EST Fri Mar 3 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Western North Carolina
Western South Carolina
Far southwest Virginia
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 240 PM until
800 PM EST.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
SUMMARY...A long-lived QLCS should continue to progress rapidly east
across the southern Appalachians vicinity through early evening.
Damaging winds and embedded tornadoes will be possible.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 35 miles north northeast of Bristol TN
to 30 miles southwest of Athens GA. 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 61...WW 62...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 25050.