Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Morristown TN
333 AM EST Tue Feb 28 2017

Cherokee-Clay-Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Hawkins-
Northwest Cocke-Cocke Smoky Mountains-Northwest Greene-
Southeast Greene-Washington TN-Unicoi-Northwest Carter-
Southeast Carter-Roane-Loudon-Knox-Jefferson-NW Blount-
Blount Smoky Mountains-North Sevier-Sevier Smoky Mountains-
Sequatchie-Bledsoe-Rhea-Meigs-McMinn-Northwest Monroe-
Southeast Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-Bradley-West Polk-East Polk-Lee-
333 AM EST Tue Feb 28 2017 /233 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Southwest North
Carolina...East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong southerly winds of 20 to 35 mph, with gusts to 50 mph are
expected to develop along the high terrain of the Great Smoky
Mountains after midnight. A Wind Advisory is in effect from 12 to

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

A significant outbreak of severe weather is possible on Wednesday
as a strong cold front sweeps into the region from the west. In
particular, there is an enhanced risk for thunderstorms capable
of producing damaging straight-line winds on Wednesday afternoon
and evening across most of the forecast area. Additionally, these
storms will be capable of producing large hail and potentially a
few tornadoes. The main timeframe for severe weather will occur
from roughly noon to 8 pm on Wednesday.

Strong southerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph
will be possible across the Southern Appalachians and East
Tennessee Valley on Wednesday. Strong winds will remain possible
in the higher terrain of the Southern Appalachian Mountains
through Thursday Morning.


Spotter activation will be needed on Wednesday afternoon and
evening in support of severe weather operations.


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