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WW 132 TORNADO NC VA CW 061105Z – 061700Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 132
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
705 AM EDT Thu Apr 6 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Parts of central and eastern North Carolina
  Southeastern Virginia
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Thursday morning and afternoon from 705 AM until
  100 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Some increase in thunderstorm coverage/intensity is
expected this morning as a strong storm system pivots northeastward
over North Carolina and Virginia.  Damaging winds should be the main
risk with a broken band of storms, though some supercell structures
will be possible with an attendant risk for isolated large hail and
a couple of tornadoes.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
east and west of a line from 45 miles north northeast of Richmond VA
to 25 miles east of Fayetteville NC. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

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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AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean
storm motion vector 21050.

...Thompson

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