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Tornado Watch 86
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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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
     Coastal Waters

   * 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).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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.

   ...Hart
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