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Tornado Watch 373
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 373
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   655 AM EDT Fri Sep 14 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Eastern North Carolina
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Friday morning and afternoon from 655 AM until
     500 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Isolated significant damaging wind gusts to 75 mph possible

   SUMMARY...A corridor of supercell-favorable conditions will spread
   slowly westward today north through east of Florence's center, and
   in step with the translation of the center.  A few supercells may
   last long enough to pose a tornado threat.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
   either side of a line from 15 miles northwest of Goldsboro NC to 15
   miles north northeast of Cape Hatteras NC. For a complete depiction
   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU3).

   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...This tornado watch replaces tornado
   watch number 372. Watch number 372 will not be in effect after
   655 AM EDT. 

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 0 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
   storm motion vector 10050.

   ...Edwards
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