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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 379
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
650 AM EDT Sun Sep 16 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southeastern and extreme south-central North Carolina
Northeastern South Carolina
* Effective this Sunday morning and afternoon from 650 AM until
500 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
SUMMARY...The tornado risk will shift gradually westward through the
daylight hours in step with continued inland penetration of the
remains of Florence. The most supercell-favorable overlap of strong
low-level shear and marginal buoyancy will remain in the
northeastern sector of the circulation.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
either side of a line from 35 miles south southwest of Wilmington NC
to 20 miles southwest of Southern Pines NC. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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 378. Watch number 378 will not be in effect after
650 AM EDT.
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 0 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 13535.