URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 649
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
150 PM EDT Tue Aug 15 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Central North Carolina
Northern South Carolina
South Central Virginia
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 150 PM until
900 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY…Thunderstorms will increase in coverage and intensity
through the afternoon, with multiple clusters of severe storms
possible. Locally damaging wind gusts are the main threat.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles north and south of a line from 25 miles west northwest
of Charlotte NC to 10 miles northeast of Roanoke Rapids NC. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
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 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector