Severe Thunderstorm Watch (North Carolina, Virginia)

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 465
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
235 PM EDT MON AUG 18 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA
SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA
COASTAL WATERS

* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 235 PM UNTIL
700 PM EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50
STATUTE MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH OF
ROANOKE RAPIDS NORTH CAROLINA TO 35 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF
NORFOLK VIRGINIA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 TORNADOES.

&&

DISCUSSION…A SHORT LINE OF STORMS HAS EXHIBITED SMALL-SCALE BOWING
CHARACTERISTICS AS IT MOVES EWD ACROSS SERN VA. THE LINE IS MOVING
THROUGH A MODERATELY UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT WITH MLCAPE RANGING FROM
1500 J/KG IN SERN VA TO 2500 J/KG IN NERN NC. ADDITIONAL
STRONG/SEVERE STORMS MAY DEVELOP IN ADVANCE OF THE LINE WITH THE
PRIMARY THREAT FOR DAMAGING WIND GUSTS…ALTHOUGH MARGINAL HAIL MAY
ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

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