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Tornado Watch 409
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 409
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   955 AM EDT Thu Oct 11 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Central and eastern North Carolina
     Southern Virginia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Thursday morning and evening from 955 AM until
     900 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 60 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Showers arcing across southern into central North Carolina
   should intensify and develop into embedded thunderstorms as they
   spread northeast in association with Michael. Low-level shear and
   pockets of downstream surface heating will be favor for at least a
   few tornadoes, mainly this afternoon into early evening.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 95 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 20 miles south of Jacksonville NC to 35
   miles north northwest of Richmond VA. 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.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 50 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 350. Mean
   storm motion vector 17040.

   ...Grams
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