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Tornado Watch 485
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 485
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   140 PM EDT Mon Sep 11 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Eastern Georgia
     Southeast South Carolina
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 140 PM until
     1000 PM EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Isolated tornadoes and/or waterspouts will remain possible
   through the afternoon and early evening across the watch area as
   thunderstorms over the ocean move ashore.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   either side of a line from 45 miles southwest of Savannah GA to 40
   miles northeast of Charleston SC. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 11050.

   ...Hart
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