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WW 214 TORNADO AL GA NC SC TN 090310Z - 090800Z
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Tornado Watch Number 214
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1110 PM EDT Wed May 8 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Northeast Alabama
  Northern Georgia
  Southwest North Carolina
  Western South Carolina
  Southeast Tennessee

* Effective this Wednesday night and Thursday morning from 1110
  PM until 400 AM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter likely
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

SUMMARY...Numerous severe thunderstorms continue from northern
Alabama into northern Georgia and southeast Tennessee.  These storms
will track eastward overnight across the watch area, while new
isolated storms develop and move in from the west.  Damaging winds
and tornadoes are possible with these storms.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles
north and south of a line from 85 miles west southwest of
Chattanooga TN to 20 miles south of Asheville NC. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 27030.


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