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WW 216 TORNADO GA NC TN 090945Z - 091700Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 216
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
545 AM EDT Thu May 9 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Northern and central Georgia
  Extreme western North Carolina
  Extreme southeastern Tennessee

* Effective this Thursday morning and afternoon from 545 AM until
  100 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...An organizing complex of severe thunderstorms is expected
to move southeastward astride an outflow boundary from prior
activity.  This will focus a corridor of damaging-wind potential,
with a few tornadoes and isolated severe hail possible through the
rest of the morning.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
either side of a line from 45 miles north of Rome GA to 55 miles
east northeast of Macon GA. 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.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 215...

AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 31035.

...Edwards

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