SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 245

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 245

WW 245 SEVERE TSTM NC SC CW 151710Z – 160000Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 245
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
110 PM EDT Wed May 15 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Southern North Carolina
Northern South Carolina
Coastal Waters

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 110 PM
until 800 PM EDT.

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

SUMMARY…Scattered thunderstorm development is expected this
afternoon along and south of a stalled front across southern North
Carolina, and storms will persist into this evening while moving
eastward to the coast. The storm environment will support both
supercells with large hail of 1-1.5 inches in diameter and
clusters/bowing segments with 60-70 mph outflow winds.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65
statute miles north and south of a line from 25 miles north
northwest of Columbia SC to 55 miles east southeast of Wilmington
NC. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).


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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