URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 662
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1050 AM EDT Wed Aug 30 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southern coastal North Carolina
Coastal South Carolina
* Effective this Wednesday morning and evening from 1050 AM until
1000 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes likely
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY…Hurricane Idalia will move northeastward today near the
southeast Atlantic coast. The potential for tornadoes will increase
through this afternoon across coastal South Carolina, and the
tornado threat will also increase into southern coastal North
Carolina later this afternoon into early tonight.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 30 statute miles
either side of a line from 65 miles west southwest of Charleston SC
to 15 miles east of Wilmington NC. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 661…
AVIATION…Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 18030.