Severe Local Storm Watch and Watch Cancellation Msg
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 140
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
250 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
  EXTREME EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA
  CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA
  COASTAL WATERS

* EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 250 PM UNTIL
  900 PM EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
  SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
  SCATTERED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

SUMMARY...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT IS EXPECTED THIS
AFTERNOON FROM EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE INTO CENTRAL NORTH
CAROLINA...AS WELL AS SOUTHWARD INTO CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA.  THE
STORM ENVIRONMENT WILL GRADUALLY BECOME MORE FAVORABLE FOR
SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING
GUSTS...ALONG WITH SOME CELL MERGERS AND LINE SEGMENT DEVELOPMENT
LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS STORMS SPREAD EASTWARD.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90
STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTH
NORTHWEST OF RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA TO 40 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH
SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

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.

&&

AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450. MEAN STORM
MOTION VECTOR 28030.


...THOMPSON



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