Street or Area of Incident
Western North Carolina
Known Incident Information
SEL7 URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 17 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 535 PM EST Sat Jan 11 2020 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of East and Northeast Georgia Western North Carolina Western South Carolina * Effective this Saturday afternoon from 535 PM until Midnight EST. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...A well-organized/fast-moving line of storms will continue to steadily progress east-northeastward across the region this evening. Damaging winds and a couple of tornadoes will be possible within a weak instability/high shear scenario. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles east northeast of Hot Springs NC to 50 miles west southwest of Vidalia GA. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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 15...WW 16... 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 500. Mean storm motion vector 26045.
Buncombe County, Burke County, Graham County, Haywood County, Henderson County, Jackson County, Macon County, Madison County, McDowell County, Mitchell County, Polk County, Rutherford County, Swain County, Transylvania County, Yancey County