SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 578



WW 578 SEVERE TSTM NC VA CW 131900Z – 140100Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 578
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
300 PM EDT Tue Aug 13 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Central and eastern North Carolina
  Southeast Virginia
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 300 PM until
  900 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible

SUMMARY...A loosely organized line of storms across western North
Carolina and southwest Virginia should continue east, while
additional cells downstream may develop into multicell clusters.
Damaging winds are the primary hazard.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles west northwest
of Norfolk VA to 20 miles south southwest of Southern Pines NC. For
a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

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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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 576...WW 577...

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A few
cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
27025.

...Grams

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