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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 22
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
425 PM EST Sun Jan 22 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Central and Southern South Carolina
* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 425 PM until
1000 PM EST.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* Primary threats include...
Several tornadoes and a few intense tornadoes likely
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Intense supercell thunderstorms over central Georgia will
track eastward across the watch area late this afternoon and
evening. strong tornadoes are damaging winds are possible with the
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
north and south of a line from 55 miles west of Savannah GA to 35
miles east southeast of Charleston SC. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 21...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 24040.