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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 168
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
355 PM EDT Tue May 5 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Southern North Carolina
Northern South Carolina
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 355 PM until
1100 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...A cluster of thunderstorms over western North Carolina
will track eastward along a warm front, affecting the watch area
this afternoon and evening. Locally damaging wind gusts and hail
are possible in the strongest cells. An isolated tornado is also
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles north and south of a line from 50 miles northwest of
Anderson SC to 45 miles east of Fayetteville NC. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
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
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector