URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 635
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
240 PM EDT Sat Aug 12 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western North Carolina
Upstate of South Carolina
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 240 PM until
800 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
SUMMARY…A well-developed thunderstorm cluster moving east across
the middle and eastern portions of Tennessee will continue into the
southern Appalachians this afternoon. Damaging gusts will be the
primary hazard with the stronger cores through the early evening.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65
statute miles east and west of a line from 5 miles north northwest
of Bristol TN to 60 miles west southwest of Anderson SC. 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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 633…WW 634…
AVIATION…A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A few
cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector