SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 202



WW 202 SEVERE TSTM GA NC SC 221720Z – 230000Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 202
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
120 PM EDT Fri May 22 2020

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Northeast Georgia
  Western North Carolina
  Northern and Central South Carolina

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 120 PM until
  800 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...A line of thunderstorms over western North Carolina and
northeast Georgia will track eastward across the watch area this
afternoon and intensify.  Damaging wind gusts along the leading edge
of the storms, as well and some hail, are the primary risks.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
statute miles north and south of a line from 50 miles north
northwest of Athens GA to 45 miles east southeast of Charlotte NC.
For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

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 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
26035.

...Hart

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