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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 86
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1245 PM EDT Thu Mar 31 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southern North Carolina
Northeast South Carolina
* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 1245 PM
until 800 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...A line of intensifying thunderstorms over northern SC will
track eastward this afternoon into a very highly sheared
environment. There is potential for occasional damaging wind gusts
and tornadoes along the line.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 50 miles west southwest of Myrtle Beach
SC to 25 miles north northeast of Southern Pines NC. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
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 85...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 23035.