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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 492
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1020 AM EDT Thu Sep 17 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Central and Eastern South Carolina
* Effective this Thursday morning and evening from 1020 AM until
600 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Isolated supercells are possible today along a warm front
extending across central/eastern South Carolina. A few of these
storms could produce brief tornadoes.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles
either side of a line from 45 miles southwest of Columbia SC to 35
miles east of Florence SC. For a complete depiction of the watch see
the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
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 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 22030.