URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 647
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
735 PM CDT Mon Aug 14 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western North Carolina
Middle and Eastern Tennessee
Far Western Virginia
* Effective this Monday night and Tuesday morning from 735 PM
until 200 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY…Severe storms including some initial supercells will
continue to develop this evening across the region, with damaging
winds and some hail as the primary hazards.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles north and south of a line from 15 miles southwest of
Muscle Shoals AL to 25 miles east southeast of Bristol TN. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
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 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A few
cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector