SPC Tornado Watch 428



WW 428 TORNADO NC CW 130655Z – 131300Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 428
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
155 AM EST Tue Nov 13 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Eastern North Carolina
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Tuesday morning from 155 AM until 800 AM EST.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...A few supercells are possible over near-coastal counties
of NC through dawn, including the central/southern Outer Banks.  The
environment contains large observed low-level shear and increasing
moisture, supporting the risk of tornadoes.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 30 statute miles
either side of a line from 40 miles west southwest of Wilmington NC
to 30 miles north of Cape Hatteras NC. 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.

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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 22030.

...Edwards

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