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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 408
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1235 PM EDT Sun Aug 1 2021
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Central and eastern North Carolina
Northeast South Carolina
* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 1235 PM until
800 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Outflow-dominated clusters should develop and spread east
this afternoon into early evening with damaging winds as the primary
threat. A tornado or two is possible across far eastern North
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 90
statute miles east and west of a line from 75 miles east northeast
of Rocky Mount NC to 15 miles east of Myrtle Beach SC. 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
1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A few
cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector