MIL-OSI USA: SPC Tornado Watch 187

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Source: US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended.Note: Click for Watch Status Reports.
SEL7

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 187
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
230 PM EDT Fri May 6 2022

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
North Carolina
Virginia
Far Southern West Virginia
Coastal Waters

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

* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY…Supercell storms are expected to develop across the region
this afternoon, with the greatest severe-storm/tornado risk expected
to be located across northern North Carolina and southern Virginia
through early evening near a northward-shifting warm front.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 105 statute miles
north and south of a line from 45 miles northwest of Greensboro NC
to 10 miles northeast of Elizabeth City NC. 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 184…WW 185…WW 186…

AVIATION…Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 25030.

…Guyer

SEL7

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 187
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
230 PM EDT Fri May 6 2022

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
North Carolina
Virginia
Far Southern West Virginia
Coastal Waters

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

* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY…Supercell storms are expected to develop across the region
this afternoon, with the greatest severe-storm/tornado risk expected
to be located across northern North Carolina and southern Virginia
through early evening near a northward-shifting warm front.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 105 statute miles
north and south of a line from 45 miles northwest of Greensboro NC
to 10 miles northeast of Elizabeth City NC. 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 184…WW 185…WW 186…

AVIATION…Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 25030.

…Guyer

Note: The Aviation Watch (SAW) product is an approximation to the watch area. The actual watch is depicted by the shaded areas.
SAW7
WW 187 TORNADO NC VA WV CW 061830Z – 070200Z
AXIS..105 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF LINE..
45NW GSO/GREENSBORO NC/ – 10NE ECG/ELIZABETH CITY NC/
..AVIATION COORDS.. 90NM N/S /33SSE PSK – 10NE ECG/
HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT..1.5 INCHES. WIND GUSTS..60 KNOTS.
MAX TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25030.

LAT…LON 38088050 37897605 34847605 35048050

THIS IS AN APPROXIMATION TO THE WATCH AREA. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE WOUS64 KWNS
FOR WOU7.

Watch 187 Status Report Messages:

STATUS REPORT #3 ON WW 187

VALID 070025Z – 070140Z

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 10 SW FAY TO
15 NNE SOP TO 20 S GSO TO 40 WNW GSO.

..BENTLEY..05/07/22

ATTN…WFO…RAH…MHX…AKQ…RNK…LWX…

&&

STATUS REPORT FOR WT 187

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

NCC001-013-015-029-033-037-041-049-051-053-061-063-065-067-069-
073-077-079-081-083-085-091-101-103-105-107-117-127-131-135-137-
139-143-145-147-151-157-163-169-177-181-183-185-187-191-195-
070140-

NC
. NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALAMANCE BEAUFORT BERTIE
CAMDEN CASWELL CHATHAM
CHOWAN CRAVEN CUMBERLAND
CURRITUCK DUPLIN DURHAM
EDGECOMBE FORSYTH FRANKLIN
GATES GRANVILLE GREENE
GUILFORD HALIFAX HARNETT
HERTFORD JOHNSTON JONES
LEE LENOIR MARTIN
NASH NORTHAMPTON ORANGE
PAMLICO PASQUOTANK PERQUIMANS
PERSON PITT RANDOLPH
ROCKINGHAM SAMPSON STOKES
TYRRELL VANCE WAKE
WARREN WASHINGTON WAYNE
WILSON
$$

VAC003-007-009-011-015-019-023-025-029-031-036-037-041-045-049-
053-063-065-067-073-075-081-083-085-087-089-093-095-097-101-109-
111-117-121-125-127-135-141-143-145-147-149-161-163-175-181-183-
199-530-540-550-570-590-595-620-650-670-678-680-690-700-710-730-
735-740-750-760-770-775-790-800-810-820-830-070140-

VA
. VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALBEMARLE AMELIA AMHERST
APPOMATTOX AUGUSTA BEDFORD
BOTETOURT BRUNSWICK BUCKINGHAM
CAMPBELL CHARLES CITY CHARLOTTE
CHESTERFIELD CRAIG CUMBERLAND
DINWIDDIE FLOYD FLUVANNA
FRANKLIN GLOUCESTER GOOCHLAND
GREENSVILLE HALIFAX HANOVER
HENRICO HENRY ISLE OF WIGHT
JAMES CITY KING AND QUEEN KING WILLIAM
LOUISA LUNENBURG MECKLENBURG
MONTGOMERY NELSON NEW KENT
NOTTOWAY PATRICK PITTSYLVANIA
POWHATAN PRINCE EDWARD PRINCE GEORGE
ROANOKE ROCKBRIDGE SOUTHAMPTON
SURRY SUSSEX YORK

VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

BUENA VISTA CHARLOTTESVILLE CHESAPEAKE
COLONIAL HEIGHTS DANVILLE EMPORIA
FRANKLIN HAMPTON HOPEWELL
LEXINGTON LYNCHBURG MARTINSVILLE
NEWPORT NEWS NORFOLK PETERSBURG
POQUOSON PORTSMOUTH RADFORD
RICHMOND ROANOKE SALEM
STAUNTON SUFFOLK VIRGINIA BEACH
WAYNESBORO WILLIAMSBURG
$$

AMZ131-136-230-231-ANZ633-636-637-638-070140-

CW

. ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS INCLUDED ARE

ALLIGATOR RIVER

PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS

ALBEMARLE SOUND

CROATAN AND ROANOKE SOUNDS

CURRITUCK SOUND

YORK RIVER

JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE

JAMES RIVER FROM JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO HAMPTON ROADS
BRIDGE-TUNNEL

$$
THE WATCH STATUS MESSAGE IS FOR GUIDANCE PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASE
REFER TO WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION STATEMENTS FOR OFFICIAL
INFORMATION ON COUNTIES…INDEPENDENT CITIES AND MARINE ZONES
CLEARED FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND TORNADO WATCHES.
$$

STATUS REPORT #2 ON WW 187

VALID 062215Z – 062340Z

THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA.

..BENTLEY..05/06/22

ATTN…WFO…RAH…MHX…AKQ…RNK…LWX…

&&

STATUS REPORT FOR WT 187

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

NCC001-007-013-015-029-033-037-041-049-051-053-057-061-063-065-
067-069-073-077-079-081-083-085-091-093-101-103-105-107-117-123-
125-127-131-135-137-139-143-145-147-151-153-157-163-165-167-169-
177-181-183-185-187-191-195-062340-

NC
. NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALAMANCE ANSON BEAUFORT
BERTIE CAMDEN CASWELL
CHATHAM CHOWAN CRAVEN
CUMBERLAND CURRITUCK DAVIDSON
DUPLIN DURHAM EDGECOMBE
FORSYTH FRANKLIN GATES
GRANVILLE GREENE GUILFORD
HALIFAX HARNETT HERTFORD
HOKE JOHNSTON JONES
LEE LENOIR MARTIN
MONTGOMERY MOORE NASH
NORTHAMPTON ORANGE PAMLICO
PASQUOTANK PERQUIMANS PERSON
PITT RANDOLPH RICHMOND
ROCKINGHAM SAMPSON SCOTLAND
STANLY STOKES TYRRELL
VANCE WAKE WARREN
WASHINGTON WAYNE WILSON
$$

VAC003-005-007-009-011-015-019-023-025-029-031-036-037-041-045-
049-053-063-065-067-071-073-075-081-083-085-087-089-093-095-097-
101-109-111-117-121-125-127-135-141-143-145-147-149-155-161-163-
175-181-183-199-530-540-550-570-580-590-595-620-650-670-678-680-
690-700-710-730-735-740-750-760-770-775-790-800-810-820-830-
062340-

VA
. VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALBEMARLE ALLEGHANY AMELIA
AMHERST APPOMATTOX AUGUSTA
BEDFORD BOTETOURT BRUNSWICK
BUCKINGHAM CAMPBELL CHARLES CITY
CHARLOTTE CHESTERFIELD CRAIG
CUMBERLAND DINWIDDIE FLOYD
FLUVANNA FRANKLIN GILES
GLOUCESTER GOOCHLAND GREENSVILLE
HALIFAX HANOVER HENRICO
HENRY ISLE OF WIGHT JAMES CITY
KING AND QUEEN KING WILLIAM LOUISA
LUNENBURG MECKLENBURG MONTGOMERY
NELSON NEW KENT NOTTOWAY
PATRICK PITTSYLVANIA POWHATAN
PRINCE EDWARD PRINCE GEORGE PULASKI
ROANOKE ROCKBRIDGE SOUTHAMPTON
SURRY SUSSEX YORK

VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

BUENA VISTA CHARLOTTESVILLE CHESAPEAKE
COLONIAL HEIGHTS COVINGTON DANVILLE
EMPORIA FRANKLIN HAMPTON
HOPEWELL LEXINGTON LYNCHBURG
MARTINSVILLE NEWPORT NEWS NORFOLK
PETERSBURG POQUOSON PORTSMOUTH
RADFORD RICHMOND ROANOKE
SALEM STAUNTON SUFFOLK
VIRGINIA BEACH WAYNESBORO WILLIAMSBURG
$$

WVC055-063-089-062340-

WV
. WEST VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

MERCER MONROE SUMMERS
$$

AMZ131-136-230-231-ANZ633-636-637-638-062340-

CW

. ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS INCLUDED ARE

ALLIGATOR RIVER

PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS

ALBEMARLE SOUND

CROATAN AND ROANOKE SOUNDS

CURRITUCK SOUND

YORK RIVER

JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE

JAMES RIVER FROM JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO HAMPTON ROADS
BRIDGE-TUNNEL

$$
THE WATCH STATUS MESSAGE IS FOR GUIDANCE PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASE
REFER TO WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION STATEMENTS FOR OFFICIAL
INFORMATION ON COUNTIES…INDEPENDENT CITIES AND MARINE ZONES
CLEARED FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND TORNADO WATCHES.
$$

STATUS REPORT #1 ON WW 187

VALID 062020Z – 062140Z

THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA.

..KERR..05/06/22

ATTN…WFO…RAH…MHX…AKQ…RNK…LWX…

&&

STATUS REPORT FOR WT 187

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

NCC001-007-013-015-029-033-037-041-049-051-053-057-061-063-065-
067-069-073-077-079-081-083-085-091-093-101-103-105-107-117-123-
125-127-131-135-137-139-143-145-147-151-153-157-163-165-167-169-
177-181-183-185-187-191-195-062140-

NC
. NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALAMANCE ANSON BEAUFORT
BERTIE CAMDEN CASWELL
CHATHAM CHOWAN CRAVEN
CUMBERLAND CURRITUCK DAVIDSON
DUPLIN DURHAM EDGECOMBE
FORSYTH FRANKLIN GATES
GRANVILLE GREENE GUILFORD
HALIFAX HARNETT HERTFORD
HOKE JOHNSTON JONES
LEE LENOIR MARTIN
MONTGOMERY MOORE NASH
NORTHAMPTON ORANGE PAMLICO
PASQUOTANK PERQUIMANS PERSON
PITT RANDOLPH RICHMOND
ROCKINGHAM SAMPSON SCOTLAND
STANLY STOKES TYRRELL
VANCE WAKE WARREN
WASHINGTON WAYNE WILSON
$$

VAC003-005-007-009-011-015-019-023-025-029-031-036-037-041-045-
049-053-063-065-067-071-073-075-081-083-085-087-089-093-095-097-
101-109-111-117-121-125-127-135-141-143-145-147-149-155-161-163-
175-181-183-199-530-540-550-570-580-590-595-620-650-670-678-680-
690-700-710-730-735-740-750-760-770-775-790-800-810-820-830-
062140-

VA
. VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALBEMARLE ALLEGHANY AMELIA
AMHERST APPOMATTOX AUGUSTA
BEDFORD BOTETOURT BRUNSWICK
BUCKINGHAM CAMPBELL CHARLES CITY
CHARLOTTE CHESTERFIELD CRAIG
CUMBERLAND DINWIDDIE FLOYD
FLUVANNA FRANKLIN GILES
GLOUCESTER GOOCHLAND GREENSVILLE
HALIFAX HANOVER HENRICO
HENRY ISLE OF WIGHT JAMES CITY
KING AND QUEEN KING WILLIAM LOUISA
LUNENBURG MECKLENBURG MONTGOMERY
NELSON NEW KENT NOTTOWAY
PATRICK PITTSYLVANIA POWHATAN
PRINCE EDWARD PRINCE GEORGE PULASKI
ROANOKE ROCKBRIDGE SOUTHAMPTON
SURRY SUSSEX YORK

VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

BUENA VISTA CHARLOTTESVILLE CHESAPEAKE
COLONIAL HEIGHTS COVINGTON DANVILLE
EMPORIA FRANKLIN HAMPTON
HOPEWELL LEXINGTON LYNCHBURG
MARTINSVILLE NEWPORT NEWS NORFOLK
PETERSBURG POQUOSON PORTSMOUTH
RADFORD RICHMOND ROANOKE
SALEM STAUNTON SUFFOLK
VIRGINIA BEACH WAYNESBORO WILLIAMSBURG
$$

WVC055-063-089-062140-

WV
. WEST VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

MERCER MONROE SUMMERS
$$

AMZ131-136-230-231-ANZ633-636-637-638-062140-

CW

. ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS INCLUDED ARE

ALLIGATOR RIVER

PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS

ALBEMARLE SOUND

CROATAN AND ROANOKE SOUNDS

CURRITUCK SOUND

YORK RIVER

JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE

JAMES RIVER FROM JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO HAMPTON ROADS
BRIDGE-TUNNEL

$$
THE WATCH STATUS MESSAGE IS FOR GUIDANCE PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASE
REFER TO WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION STATEMENTS FOR OFFICIAL
INFORMATION ON COUNTIES…INDEPENDENT CITIES AND MARINE ZONES
CLEARED FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND TORNADO WATCHES.
$$

Note:  Click for Complete Product Text.TornadoesProbability of 2 or more tornadoes

Mod (60%)

Probability of 1 or more strong (EF2-EF5) tornadoes

Low (20%)

WindProbability of 10 or more severe wind events

Mod (60%)

Probability of 1 or more wind events > 65 knots

Low (20%)

HailProbability of 10 or more severe hail events

Mod (40%)

Probability of 1 or more hailstones > 2 inches

Low (10%)

Combined Severe Hail/WindProbability of 6 or more combined severe hail/wind events

High (90%)

For each watch, probabilities for particular events inside the watch (listed above in each table) are determined by the issuing forecaster. The “Low” category contains probability values ranging from less than 2% to 20% (EF2-EF5 tornadoes), less than 5% to 20% (all other probabilities), “Moderate” from 30% to 60%, and “High” from 70% to greater than 95%. High values are bolded and lighter in color to provide awareness of an increased threat for a particular event.

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