Sever Weather | Western North Carolina

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Incident Type

Sever Weather

Street or Area of Incident

Western North Carolina

Known Incident Information

WW0017 Radar


Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Severe Hail 2″+ Hail
Very Low Very Low
   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).
   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 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

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