SPC Tornado Watch 5

SPC Tornado Watch 5

WW 5 TORNADO FL GA NC SC CW 091640Z – 092300Z

Tornado Watch Number 5
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1140 AM EST Tue Jan 9 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
North Florida
Southeast Georgia
South Central North Carolina
Much of South Carolina
Coastal Waters

* Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1140 AM until
600 PM EST.

* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
mph likely
Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

SUMMARY…A line of fast-moving thunderstorms will sweep eastward
across the watch area this afternoon, posing a risk of damaging wind
gusts and a few tornadoes.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 5 miles north northeast of Charlotte NC
to 35 miles east southeast of Gainesville FL. 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 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 25040.


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