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Tornado Watch 492
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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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).

   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 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 22030.

   ...Hart
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