SPC Tornado Watch 218

SPC Tornado Watch 218

WW 218 TORNADO GA SC CW 091610Z – 092300Z

Tornado Watch Number 218
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1210 PM EDT Thu May 9 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southeast Georgia
Southern South Carolina
Coastal Waters

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 1210 PM
until 700 PM EDT.

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

SUMMARY…Intensifying bands of storms will move into the Watch area
this afternoon and into the early evening. The stronger storms will
probably include a mix of line segments and a few supercells. The
more intense storms will potentially be capable of damaging gusts
and a couple of tornadoes.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
north and south of a line from 60 miles west northwest of Savannah
GA to 35 miles east southeast of Charleston SC. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


REMEMBER…A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and 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.



AVIATION…Tornadoes and 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 26035.


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