SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 203

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 203

WW 203 SEVERE TSTM NC SC TN 081405Z – 082000Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 203
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1005 AM EDT Wed May 8 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western North Carolina
Upstate South Carolina
Eastern Tennessee

* Effective this Wednesday morning and afternoon from 1005 AM
until 400 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter likely

SUMMARY…Clusters of storms, with both bowing and embedded
supercell characteristics, will likely continue into the afternoon
while spreading east-southeastward across eastern Tennessee into
western North Carolina and the northern part of upstate South
Carolina. Scattered damaging winds of 60-70 mph and large hail of
1-1.5 inches in diameter can be expected.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40
statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles west northwest
of Knoxville TN to 10 miles north of Charlotte NC. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


REMEMBER…A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce



AVIATION…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


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