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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 493
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
305 PM EDT Thu Sep 17 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southeastern North Carolina
Eastern South Carolina
* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 305 PM until
1100 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Strong to severe thunderstorms will continue to track
eastward across South Carolina and into the watch area. The
stronger cells will pose a risk of tornadoes and locally damaging
wind gusts through much of the evening.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles
either side of a line from 50 miles south southwest of Fayetteville
NC to 35 miles east of New Bern NC. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
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...CONTINUE...WW 492...
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.