SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 166



WW 166 SEVERE TSTM NC CW 131440Z – 132000Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 166
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1040 AM EDT Mon May 13 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Eastern North Carolina
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Monday morning and afternoon from 1040 AM until
  400 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 60 mph possible
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...A pair of discrete supercells will likely persist east
along and north of a slowly southward-sagging cold front. Large hail
will be the primary threat, but a tornado and locally damaging winds
are also possible immediately on the cool side of the front.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 35
statute miles north and south of a line from 30 miles west southwest
of Rocky Mount NC to 25 miles north of Cape Hatteras NC. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

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.

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AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 50 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean storm motion vector
25025.

...Grams

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