003  
WWUS20 KWNS 231758  
SEL8  
SPC WW 231758  
GAZ000-NCZ000-SCZ000-CWZ000-240100-  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 508  
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK  
200 PM EDT MON OCT 23 2017  
 
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A  
 
* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF  
EXTREME EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA  
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA  
MUCH OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN SOUTH CAROLINA  
COASTAL WATERS  
 
* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 200 PM UNTIL  
900 PM EDT.  
 
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...  
A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE  
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE  
 
SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS WILL INTENSIFY GRADUALLY THIS AFTERNOON  
ALONG AND AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT MOVING FROM GEORGIA INTO WESTERN  
SOUTH CAROLINA AND NORTH CAROLINA. THE STORM ENVIRONMENT WILL BE  
FAVORABLE FOR BOTH SUPERCELLS IN THE BROKEN BAND OF STORMS, AND  
AHEAD OF THE BAND, AS WELL AS MESOVORTICES EMBEDDED IN THE LINE.  
THESE CIRCULATIONS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A FEW TORNADOES AND  
DAMAGING GUSTS THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE MILES  
EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTHWEST OF GREENSBORO NC TO  
50 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF ORANGEBURG SC. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION  
OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS  
WOU8).  
 
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 450. MEAN  
STORM MOTION VECTOR 21040.  
 
...THOMPSON  
 
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