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Tornado Watch 379
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Very Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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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
     Coastal Waters

   * 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
   WOU9).

   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 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.

   ...Edwards
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