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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 578
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WW0578 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 578
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   300 PM EDT Tue Aug 13 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Central and eastern North Carolina
     Southeast Virginia
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 300 PM until
     900 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible

   SUMMARY...A loosely organized line of storms across western North
   Carolina and southwest Virginia should continue east, while
   additional cells downstream may develop into multicell clusters.
   Damaging winds are the primary hazard.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles west northwest
   of Norfolk VA to 20 miles south southwest of Southern Pines NC. For
   a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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
   tornadoes.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 576...WW 577...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A few
   cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   27025.

   ...Grams
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