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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 143
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
930 AM EDT Tue May 4 2021
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Southwest North Carolina
* Effective this Tuesday morning and afternoon from 930 AM until
100 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...An MCS across Middle Tennessee should spread east into a
portion of eastern Tennessee and perhaps southwest North Carolina
before weakening. Damaging winds and a brief tornado are the primary
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles north of
Knoxville TN to 65 miles south southwest of Knoxville TN. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 141...WW 142...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A few
cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector