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Tornado Watch #861 issued at 0231 UTC
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 861
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
930 PM EST WED NOV 15 2006
   
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
       SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
       CENTRAL AND EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA
       COASTAL WATERS
   
EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 930 PM
UNTIL 500 AM EST.
   
TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS
TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
CHARLOTTE NORTH CAROLINA TO 55 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF CHARLESTON
SOUTH CAROLINA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
   
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 859...WW 860...
   
DISCUSSION...LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS HAS INTENSIFIED OVER WESTERN
SOUTH CAROLINA...AND WILL SWEEP EASTWARD OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL
HOURS. VERTICAL WIND PROFILES ARE QUITE STRONG...AND ALONG WITH
INCREASING LOW LEVEL MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY...ARE SUPPORTIVE OF A
RISK OF ISOLATED TORNADOES AND DAMAGING WINDS.
   
AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450.
MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 23040.
   
   
...HART