SPC Tornado Watch 73



WW 73 TORNADO MD NC VA CW 150440Z – 151100Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 73
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1240 AM EDT Mon Apr 15 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Eastern Maryland
  Northeast North Carolina
  Southeast Virginia
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Monday morning from 1240 AM until 700 AM EDT.

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

SUMMARY...Initial showers and thunderstorms across the Piedmont
vicinity of North Carolina into south-central Virginia should
continue to increase in intensity through the overnight. Very strong
low-level shear/SRH contributes to the potential for a few
supercells and bowing segments capable of damaging winds and some
tornado risk.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
east and west of a line from 25 miles west northwest of Salisbury MD
to 30 miles south southwest of Rocky Mount NC. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

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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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 67...WW 69...WW 71...WW
72...

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 23040.

...Guyer

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