SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 204



WW 204 SEVERE TSTM NC SC 222015Z – 230200Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 204
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
415 PM EDT Fri May 22 2020

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Central and Southeast North Carolina
  Eastern South Carolina

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 415 PM until
  1000 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...A fast-moving line of thunderstorms near Charlotte NC will
track eastward across the watch area this afternoon and early
evening.  Damaging winds will be possible along the leading edge of
the storms.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles north and south of a line from 55 miles west southwest
of Southern Pines NC to 20 miles east northeast of Jacksonville NC.
For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

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 202...WW 203...

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
27040.

...Hart

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