Severe Local Storm Watch and Watch Cancellation Msg
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 508
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
200 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
  Extreme east central Georgia
  Western North Carolina
  Much of central and western South Carolina
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 200 PM until
  900 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will intensify gradually this afternoon
along and ahead of a cold front moving from Georgia into western
South Carolina and North Carolina.  The storm environment will be
favorable for both supercells in the broken band of storms, and
ahead of the band, as well as mesovortices embedded in the line.
These circulations will be capable of producing a few tornadoes and
damaging gusts through this evening.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 50 miles northwest of Greensboro NC to
50 miles south southwest of Orangeburg SC. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU8).

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 450. Mean
storm motion vector 21040.

...Thompson



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