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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 276
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
620 AM EDT Fri May 27 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
District Of Columbia
Central and northern Maryland
Central and northern North Carolina
Central and northern Virginia
Extreme northeastern West Virginia
* Effective this Friday morning and afternoon from 620 AM until
200 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...A gradual ramp-up of thunderstorm intensity and coverage
should continue through the remainder of the morning in a
destabilizing, moist environment, with enough shear to support
supercells and bowing segments. A few tornadoes and scattered
damaging to locally severe gusts are possible.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
east and west of a line from 25 miles southwest of Southern Pines NC
to 40 miles east northeast of Martinsburg WV. 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.
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 22030.