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WW 126 TORNADO NC SC 051845Z – 060000Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 126
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
245 PM EDT Wed Apr 5 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southern North Carolina
  Southeast South Carolina

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 245 PM
  until 800 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...Scattered severe thunderstorms will spread into coastal
South Carolina/southern North Carolina over the next few hours. 
Damaging winds and large hail are the primary threats but isolated
tornadoes are also possible.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
either side of a line from 35 miles southwest of Florence SC to 40
miles east northeast of Myrtle Beach SC. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU6).

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 125...

AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 26030.

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