Thunderstorms Expected Today

Discussion in 'Discussion Group' started by panthersdude2001, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. panthersdude2001

    panthersdude2001 Well-Known Member

    With a chance of severe weather over the 4042 area, please be safe when heading out this evening. Also, some people may have power outages as the ground is EXTREMELY saturated from other rainstorms, especially Friday's storms, and topples trees
    EDIT: At the time of writing, a NEW Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Harnett County but not Johnston County.
    The picture shows the storms in Anson County right now
    This is the watch

    Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 45
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    230 PM EDT Mon Apr 8 2019

    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

    * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
    Extreme Eastern Georgia
    Central North Carolina
    Central South Carolina
    Southern Virginia

    * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 230 PM until
    1000 PM EDT.

    * Primary threats include...
    Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
    Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible

    SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are intensifying over the western Carolinas
    and eastern Georgia, and will spread across the watch area through
    the afternoon. Locally damaging wind gusts and hail are possible in
    the more intense storms.

    The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
    statute miles east and west of a line from 15 miles east of Augusta
    GA to 30 miles east northeast of Lynchburg VA. For a complete
    depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
    (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).


    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


    AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
    2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
    few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector

    As always, be safe folks! And stay up to date by downloading the WRAL Weather alert app
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