Severe Local Storm Watch and Watch Cancellation Msg
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 488
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
310 PM EDT WED SEP 28 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
  SOUTHEAST MARYLAND
  MUCH OF NORTH CAROLINA
  SOUTHERN AND EASTERN VIRGINIA
  COASTAL WATERS

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 310 PM
  UNTIL 1000 PM EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
  SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
  ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
  A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

SUMMARY...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING ACROSS MUCH OF NC
AND VA...TRACKING NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.  CONDITIONS
APPEAR FAVORABLE FOR A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF LOCALLY
DAMAGING WIND GUSTS.  THE RISK OF AN ISOLATED TORNADO OR TWO WILL
ALSO INCREASE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70
STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES SOUTHWEST
OF HICKORY NORTH CAROLINA TO 35 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF PATUXENT
RIVER MARYLAND.  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.

&&

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 25030.


...HART



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