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WW 496 TORNADO NC SC CW 081120Z – 082000Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 496
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
720 AM EDT SAT OCT 8 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
  PORTIONS OF COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA
  THE EXTREME NORTHEAST COAST OF SOUTH CAROLINA
  COASTAL WATERS

* EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 720 AM UNTIL
  400 PM EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
  A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE

SUMMARY...MINI SUPERCELLS WILL CONTINUE TO FORM AND ROTATE
NORTHWESTWARD IN BROKEN BANDS WELL TO THE NE OF THE CENTER OF
HURRICANE MATTHEW...AS THE STORM MOVES NORTHEASTWARD ALONG THE SOUTH
CAROLINA COAST.  THE MORE FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR A COUPLE OF
TORNADOES WILL SPREAD NORTHEASTWARD TODAY...AND WILL BE CONFINED TO
A NARROW ZONE NEAR THE COAST.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 20 STATUTE
MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WILMINGTON
NORTH CAROLINA TO 20 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NEW BERN NORTH CAROLINA. 
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.

&&

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 14045.


...THOMPSON

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