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Miscellaneous Products Page
Welcome to The National Weather Service Wilmington NC Miscellaneous Products Page. This page gives a description and examples of various products The National Weather Service issues. To see other products visit the flooding products page. You can also see a description of hurricane products...marine products...and winter weather products.

For a detailed explanation of the components of the products...visit the products explanation page. Otherwise...just click on the links below to see an example of the product. Some of the product examples will be updated in the future.
Air Stagnation Advisory
An Air Stagnation Advisory is issued when atmospheric conditions become stable enough to cause air pollutants to accumulate. The criteria for issuing this product can vary from city to city...and is developed in conjunction with the local or state EPA and the product is issued at their request.
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Air stagnation Advisory. Air Stagnation Advisory.
Area Forecast Discussion
The Area Forecast Discussion is one of the more popular products for professionals and enthusiasts alike. This product gives the public insight into what forecasters are thinking and reasoning behind the forecasts. See an example.
FXUS62 KILM 272301 CLOSE
AFDILM

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
601 PM EST WED DEC 27 2006

.SHORT TERM/THROUGH TONIGHT/...
WITH SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING OVERHEAD TONIGHT...ALONG WITH DRY AIRMASS...DECOUPLING WILL LEAD TO EXCELLENT RADIATIONAL COOLING CONDITIONS. GUIDANCE IS CLUSTERED AROUND THE FREEZING MARK AND THIS LIKELY REPRESENTS THE HIGH END OF AN EXPECTED 8-10 DEGREE RANGE IN LOWS. LOCATIONS CLOSE TO THE IMMEDIATE COAST WILL LIKELY STAY IN THE MID 30S...WITH UPPER 20S IN THE TYPICAL COLD SPOTS INLAND.

.MID TERM/THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
HIGH PRESSURE TO THE NORTH WILL BE IN THE PROCESS OF MOVING OFFSHORE AT THE ONSET OF THE PERIOD. FLOW ALOFT WILL BE FROM THE WEST SOUTHWEST...WHICH SHOULD BRING A WARMER/MORE MOIST AIR MASS INTO THE REGION. SURFACE FLOW IS A DIFFERENT STORY. FLOW WILL INITIALLY BE ONSHORE BUT THEN...AS COASTAL TROF DEVELOPS...SURFACE FLOW WILL BECOME NE.

COASTAL TROUGH ALSO MEANS THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF LOW LEVEL MOISTURE AND SIGNIFICANT CLOUD COVER... MAINLY FRIDAY/FIRDAY NIGHT. DO NOT EXPECT MUCH IN THE WAY OF PRECIP ON FRIDAY/FIRDAY NIGHT...HAVE LOWERED POPS INTO THE SLIGHT CHANCE REALM. HIGH TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE PERIOD WILL BE NEAR CLIMO...WITH LOW TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY BELOW CLIMO THURSDAY AND NEAR CLIMO FRIDAY NIGHT.

&&

.LONG TERM/SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
OVERALL PATTERN EVOLUTION REMAINS UNCHANGED BUT TIMING HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY SLOWER THAN WHAT WAS PORTRAYED IN PREVIOUS ITERATION OF LONG TERM FCST. THE UPPER RIDGE IS STILL PROGGED TO BE HOLDING QUITE STRONG AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PD WHILE THE SFC HIGH REMAINS TO OUR NE. TOWARDS SATURDAY EVENING THE GFS IS BREAKING OUT SOME PRECIP...MAINLY OFFSHORE BUT ALso ACROSS PARTS OF THE COASTAL PLAIN. THIS IN RESPONSE TO THE WARM FRONT THAT WILL BE STALLED AND STRENGTHENING NEAR OR JUST SOUTH OF THE REGION. FCST SOUNDINGS SHOW A PRETTY SLOW MOISTENING UNTIL AROUND 20Z SO MORNING POPS HAVE BEEN LOWERED. THE WARM FRONT IS NOW PROGGED TO LIFT N THRU THE AREA AROUND 12Z SUNDAY WHICH IS WHEN RAIN CHANCES SHOULD GO UP RATHER SIGNIFICANTLY. HIGHEST POPS CURRENTLY ADVERTISED HAVE BEEN SHIFTED ABOUT 24 HOURS FORWARD IN TIME TO LATE SATURDAY NIGHT/EARLY SUNDAY TIME FRAME. ONCE AGAIN WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED TO SEE THIS SHIFTED EVEN FARTHER FORWARD SINCE THE UPPER SYSTEM IS SO DEEPLY CUTOFF.

&&

.AVIAITON...
VFR...CLEAR SKIES AND NO AVIATION HAZARDS THROUGH 00Z 12/29. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 4-8 KNOTS BECOME CALM BY SUNSET AND REMAIN CALM OVERNIGHT. LIGHT EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS EXPECTED THURSDAY MORNING...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.

&&

.MARINE...
SHORT TERM/THROUGH TONIGHT/...
WINDS AND SEAS WILL CONTINUE THE DOWNWARD TREND OVERNIGHT...WITH OFFSHORE TRAJECTORY KNOCKING NEARSHORE SEAS DOWN 1-2 FT THIS EVENING. THE EXCEPTION WILL BE THE OUTER REACHES OF AMZ252 WHERE 3 FOOTERS MAY HANG ON THROUGH MIDNIGHT. AS THE CENTER OF HIGH PRESSURE PASSES JUST NORTH OF THE AREA...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BECOME NE AFTER 06Z...BUT REMAIN AROUND 10 KT OF SO.

MID TERM/THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
SURFACE HIGH PASSES OFFSHORE NORTHEAST OF THE WATERS ON THURSDAY WITH OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING. GRADIENT REMAINS WEAK INTO FRIDAY EVENING...BUT COASTAL TROUGH DEVELOPING ON FRIDAY WILL RESULT IN NEAR SHORE FLOW BACKING TO NE WHILE WINDS AWAY FROM SHORE SHIFT TO SE.
WIND SPEEDS AND SEAS BEGIN INCREASING LATE IN THE PERIOD AS GRADIENT GRADUALLY BEGINS TO TIGHTEN IN RESPONSE SYSTEM APPROACHING FROM THE WEST. BASED ON GFS/NAM/HPC SURFACE PROGS THINK COASTAL TROUGH WILL MOVE INLAND FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY...RESULTING IN SE FLOW OVER ALL OF THE ILM WATERS.

LONG TERM/SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...
HIGH PRESSURE STILL PROGGED TO BE LOCATED NE OF THE WATERS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PD. HOWEVER...THE SENSE OF TIMING OF THE APPROACH OF A COLD FRONT HAS BEEN SLOWED CONSIDERABLY. PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE WATERS IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE A LITTLE SLOWER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT BUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COASTAL TROUGH ...WHICH WILL HAVE AN EFFECT ON WINDS...IS NOW A BIT UNCERTAIN. EVEN THOUGH WIND SPEEDS ARE GOING TO BE A BIT MORE ONSHORE SO THE SEAS FCST IS RELATIVELY UNCHANGED AND SCA CONDITIONS MAY STILL BE MET...POSSIBLY FOR A GOOD PORTION OF THE PERIOD.

&&

.ILM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NC...NONE.
SC...NONE.
MARINE...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...CRM
MID TERM...III
AVIATION...JAN
LONG TERM...MBB

Blowing Dust Advisory
A Blowing Dust Advisory is issued for widespread or localized blowing dust reducing visibilities to one mile or less but remaining above Dust Storm Warning criteria. Wind speeds of 25 MPH or greater are usually required.
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WWUS76 KPDT 080637
NPWPDT

URGENT-WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
1037 PM PST THU NOV 7 2002


...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFET UNTIL 5 AM PST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY. SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE PRODUCING BLOWING DUST IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS... REDUCING VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN 1 MILE.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION ON AREA HIGHWAYS. THE BLOWING DUST WILL SUBSIDE LATE TONIGHT AS A COLD FRONT BRINGS RAIN INTO THE FOOTHILLS.

$$

POLAN

Dense Fog Advisory
A Dense Fog Advisory is issued for widespread or localized fog reducing visibilities to one quarter of a mile or less. This can be issued anywhere from the current hour out to 36 hours in advance. See an example.
WWUS72 KILM 190215 CLOSE
NPWILM

URGENT-WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
915 PM EST MON DEC 18 2006


NCZ087-096-097-099>101-SCZ017-023-024-032>034-039-046-191200-
/O.NEW.KILM.FG.Y.0010.061219T0600Z-061219T1200Z
ROBESON-BLADEN-PENDER-COLUMBUS-BRUNSWICK-NEW HANOVER-MARLBORO-
DARLINGTON-DILLON-FLORENCE-MARION-HORRY-WILLIAMSBURG-GEORGETOWN
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LUMBERTON...ELIZABETHTOWN...BURGAW...
SURF CITY...WHITEVILLE...LELAND...SHALLOTTE...WILMINGTON...
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH...BENNETTSVILLE...DARLINGTON...DILLON...
FLORENCE...MARION...CONWAY...MYRTLE BEACH...KINGSTREE...
GEORGETOWN
915 PM EST MON DEC 18 2006 NPWILM

URGENT-WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
915 PM EST MON DEC 18 2006


...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 7 AM EST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 7 AM EST TUESDAY.

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING...SLOW DOWN...USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES IN FOG PRONE LOCATIONS. THOSE VULNERABLE LOCATIONS INCLUDE AREAS IN THE VICINITY OF RIVERS...CREEKE...AND SWAMPS.

$$

REK

Dense Smoke Advisory
A Dense Smoke Advisory is issued for widespread or localized smoke reducing visibilities to one quarter of a mile or less. This product can be issued anywhere from the current hour out to 36 hours in advance.
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Dust Storm Warning
A Dust Storm Warning is issued for widespread or localized blowing dust reducing visibilities to one quarter of a mile or less. Sustained wind speeds of 25 MPH or greater are usually required. This product can be issued anywhere from the current hour out to 36 hours in advance.
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The Dust Storm Warning example. The Dust Storm Warning example.
Excessive Heat Watch
An Excessive Heat Watch is issued for a 50 percent or greater chance of meeting or exceeding Excessive Heat Warning criteria. This product can be issued for 12...24...or 36 hours in the future.
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Excessive Heat Warning
An Excessive Heat Warning is issued when Heat Indicies are 110 degrees or higher for at least two hours. This product can be issued anywhere from the current hour out to 36 hours.
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The Excessive Heat Warning example. The Excessive Heat Warning example.
Fire Weather Watch
A Fire Weather Watch is issued for a 50 percent or greater chance of Red Flag Warning conditions developing within the next 12 to 72 hours. See the description below for an explanation of Red Flag conditions. See an example.
WWUS82 KILM 232309 CLOSE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
358 PM EDT SAT APR 23 2005

NCZ087-096-097-099>101-SCZ017-023-024-032>034-039-046-242200-

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON TO SUNDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WEST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

FIRE WEATHER COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THIS WATCH ARE:

IN NORTH CAROINA:
BLADEN   BRUNSWICK   COLUMBUS   NEW HANOVER
PENDER   ROBESON

IN SOUTH CAROLINA:
DARLINGTON   DILLON    FLORENCE    GEORGETOWN
HORRY               MARION   MARLBORO   WILLIAMSBURG

DISCUSSION...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT SUNDAY FOR STRONG WEST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH SUNDAY MORNING...WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH...AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES RANGING FROM 25 TO 30 PERCENT ARE EXPECTED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON...BUT A FEW LOCATIONS COULD EXPERIENCE LOWER VALUES... WARRANTING A FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

COMBINED WITH LOW FUEL MOISTURE...THESE CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO A SITUATION MORE FAVORABLE FOR WILDFIRES AND BRUSHFIRES TO OCCUR AND SPREAD RAPIDLY.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
The Hazardous Weather Outlook is designed as a "Heads Up" product to expected hazardous weather and its potential impact covering the entire seven day forecast period. This product is a first stop for customers to find information on potentially hazardous weather...its timing...its location... and its impact. See an example.
FLUS42 KILM 250915 CLOSE
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
415 AM EST MON DEC 25 2006

NCZ087-096-097-099>101-SCZ017-023-024-032>034-039-046-260915-
ROBESON-BLADEN-PENDER-COLUMBUS-BRUNSWICK-NEW HANOVER-MARLBORO-
DARLINGTON-DILLON-FLORENCE-MARION-HORRY-WILLIAMSBURG-GEORGETOWN-
415 AM EST MON DEC 25 2006
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A GULF COAST STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE EASTERN CAROLINAS TODAY. ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL IS EXPECTED. LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS COULD OCCUR IN LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS. A FEW OF THESE STORMS COULD CONTAIN DAMAGING WINDS. AN ISOLATED TORNADO IS ALSO POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SEVERE WEATHER SPOTTERS MAY BE NEEDED DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS.

$$

AMZ250-252-254-256-260915-
SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM-
415 AM EST MON DEC 25 2006

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

GALE WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA FOR TODAY AND EARLY TONIGHT. A STRONG GULF COAST STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING A PERIOD OF RAIN AND HIGH WINDS TO THE AREA TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING. WINDS OF 25 TO 35 KT WITH A FEW GUSTS APPROACHING 40 KT ARE EXPECTED. THUNDERSTORMS COULD ALSO OCCUR TODAY WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR WIND GUSTS OVER 50 KT AND AN ISOLATED WATERSPOUT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SEVERE WEATHER SPOTTERS MAY BE NEEDED DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS.

$$

Heat Advisory
A Heat Advisory is issued when heat indicies of 105 degrees or higher are expected for two hours or more while remaining under Excessive Heat Warning criteria. This product can be issued anywhere from the current hour out to 36 hours.
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The Heat Advisory example. The Heat Advisory example.
High Wind Watch
A High Wind Watch is issued for a 50 percent or greater chance of meeting or exceeding High Wind Warning criteria. This product can be issued for 12...24...or 36 hours in the future.
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High Wind Warning
A High Wind Warning is issued when wind speeds sustained at 40 MPH are present for one hour or more or for non-thunderstorm wind gusts of 58 MPH or greater for any duration. This product can be issued anywhere from the current hour out to 36 hours.
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Red Flag Warning
A Red Flag Warning is a Fire Weather product and is issued when any two of the following conditions are met:
Sustained surface winds of at least 20 MPH.
A significant wind shift during a period of active fire supression efforts.
Minimum relative humidities of 25 percent or less.
Dry lightning or lightning after an extended period of very dry conditions.
This product can be issued anywhere from the current hour out to 24 hours in the future. See an example.
WWUS82 KILM 241058 CLOSE
RED FLAG WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
654 AM EDT SUN APR 24 2005

NCZ087-096-097-099>101-SCZ017-023-024-032>034-039-046-250200-

...RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN THE WARNING ARE:

IN NORTH CAROLINA:
BLADEN   BRUNSWICK   COLUMBUS   NEW HANOVER
PENDER   ROBESON

IN SOUTH CAROLINA:
DARLINGTON   DILLON    FLORENCE    GEORGETOWN
HORRY               MARION   MARLBORO   WILLIAMSBURG

DISCUSSION...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING... EFFECTIVE FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH 8 PM THIS EVENING.

SUSTAINED WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS BETWEEN 25 AND 35 MPH BY THIS AFTERNOON. AT THE SAME TIME...RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO THE MID AND UPPER 20S... EVEN ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST. FUEL MOISTURE IS LOW ACROSS THE REGION WITH THE RECENT RAINS HAVING NO EFFECT DUE TO THEIR SMALL AMOUNTS.

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING...OR WILL SHORTLY. THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF THE STRONG WESTERLY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...AND AVAILABLE FUELS COULD CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE WEATHER GROWTH POTENTIAL.

$$

HOEHLER

Severe Thunderstorm Watch
This product is issued by The Storm Prediction Center in Norman Oklahoma. A watch is issued when there is a forecast of six or more events/reports of either hail three quarters of an inch or greater in diameter...winds 58 MPH or greater or tornadoes. See an example.
WWUS62 KILM 160458 CLOSE
WCNILM

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 863
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1158 PM EST WED NOV 15 2006

NCC017-019-047-129-141-155-SCC031-033-041-043-051-067-069-089-
161300-
/O.NEW.KILM.TO.A.0863.061116T0500Z-061116T1300Z/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 863 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EST THURSDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN NORTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 6 COUNTIES

BLADEN       BRUNSWICK  COLUMBUS
NEW HANOVER  PENDER     ROBESON

IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES

IN NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA

DARLINGTON  DILLON      FLORENCE
GEORGETOWN  HORRY       MARION
MARLBORO    WILLIAMSBURG    

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...BENNETTSVILLE...BURGAW...CONWAY...
DARLINGTON...DILLON...ELIZABETHTOWN...FLORENCE...GEORGETOWN...
KINGSTREE...LELAND...LUMBERTON...MARION...MYRTLE BEACH...
WILMINGTON AND WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH.

$$

AMZ250-252-254-256-161300-
/O.NEW.KILM.TO.A.0863.061116T0500Z-061116T1300Z/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 863 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EST THURSDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

THIS WATCH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS

SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM
CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM
LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT 20 NM
MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM

$$

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued for a radar indication or reports of hail at least three quarters of an inch in diameter or greater...or thunderstorm winds of 58 MPH or greater. See an example.
WUUS52 KILM 161421 CLOSE
SVRILM NCC047-161700-
/O.NEW.KILM.SV.W.0203.061116T1421Z-061116T1500Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
921 AM EST THU NOV 16 2006
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  WESTERN COLUMBUS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 1000 AM EST

  AT 917 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM . THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR CHADBOURN...
  OR ABOUT 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WHITEVILLE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST
  40 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL OTHERWISE REMAIN OVER MAINLY
  RURLAL AREAS OF THE INDICATED COUNTY.

MORE DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP AND AFFECT OTHER COMMUNITIES IN THE WARNED AREA.

IF YOU OBSERVED SEVERE WEATHER OR WEATHER RELATED DAMAGE...REPORT IT TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND ASK THEM TO RELAY THE REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN WILMINGTON.

LAT...LON 3418 7893 3408 7880 3441 7855 3445 7866 34
            3447 7887 3446 7890 3426 7890

$$

HAWKINS

Special Weather Statement
The Special Weather Statement is a priority disseminated product that is used to increase awareness about significant...but less than severe weather. See an example.
WWUS82 KILM 250953 CLOSE
SPSILM

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
449 AM EST MON DEC 25 2006

NCZ097-099>101-SCZ034-039-046-251900-
PENDER-COLUMBUS-BRUNSWICK-NEW HANOVER-HORRY-WILLIAMSBURG-
GEORGETOWN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BURGAW...SURF CITY...WHITEVILLE...
LELAND...SHALLOTTE...WILMINGTON...WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH...CONWAY...
MYRTLE BEACH...KINGSTREE...GEORGETOWN
445 AM EST MON DEC 25 2006
...DAMAGING WINDS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY...

WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY...GUSTING AT LEAST 20 TO 25 MPH...BUT
THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WINDS AROUND 60 MPH IF
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP IN THE HEAVY RAIN.

IT WILL BE A WET DAY...WITH 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN AND PONDING ON
ROADWAYS AS A STORM SYSTEM FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO MOVES ACROSS
THE AREA. THE WINDS ALOFT WILL BE VERY STRONG THIS AFTERNOON...50
TO 60 MPH AT LESS THAN 3 THOUSAND FEET OFF THE GROUND...AND THERE
IS POTENTIAL FOR A SQUALL LINE OF HEAVIER SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS
THIS AFTERNOON. THOSE STORMS MAY MIX THE STORNG WINDS ALOFT TO THE
GROUND AND CAUSE DAMAGE.

BE CAREFUL THAT LOOSE OBJECTS ARE SECURED. ENSURE THAT YOUR NOAA
WEATHER RADIO IS SET TO ALARM IF A WARNING IS ISSUED.

$$

TM

Tornado Watch
This product is issued by The Storm Prediction Center in Norman Oklahoma. It is issued when there is a forecast of three or more tornadoes or any single tornado that could produce F2 damage or greater. See an example.
WWUS62 KILM 160458 CLOSE
WCNILM

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 863
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1158 PM EST WED NOV 15 2006

NCC017-019-047-129-141-155-SCC031-033-041-043-051-067-069-089-
161300-
/O.NEW.KILM.TO.A.0863.061116T0500Z-061116T1300Z/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 863 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EST THURSDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN NORTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 6 COUNTIES

BLADEN               BRUNSWICK  COLUMBUS
NEW HANOVER  PENDER          ROBESON

IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES

IN NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA

DARLINGTON   DILLON       FLORENCE
GEORGETOWN  HORRY       MARION
MARLBORO    WILLIAMSBURG    

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...BENNETTSVILLE...BURGAW...CONWAY...
DARLINGTON...DILLON...ELIZABETHTOWN...FLORENCE...GEORGETOWN...
KINGSTREE...LELAND...LUMBERTON...MARION...MYRTLE BEACH...
WILMINGTON AND WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH.

$$

AMZ250-252-254-256-161300-
/O.NEW.KILM.TO.A.0863.061116T0500Z-061116T1300Z/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 863 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EST THURSDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

THIS WATCH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS

SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM
CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM
LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT 20 NM
MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM

$$

Tornado Warning
A Tornado Warning is issued for a radar indication or report of a tornado. See an example.
WFUS52 KILM 161618 CLOSE
TORILM NCC019-047-161700-
/O.NEW.KILM.TO.W.0020.061116T1617Z-061116T1700Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1117 AM EST THU NOV 16 2006
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  CENTRAL BRUNSWICK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA
  EASTERN COLUMBUS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL NOON EST

  AT 1115 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR SEASIDE
  OR JUST WEST OF HOLDEN BEACH...OR ABOUT 13 MILES EAST OF
  LITTLE RIVER...MOVING NORTH AT 50 MPH.

  THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR...
  SHALLOTTE BY 1125 AM...
  SUPPLY BY 1130 AM...
  BATARORA BY 1145 AM...
  DELCO BY 1150 AM...
  PHONIEX BY 1155 AM...

GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE... LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

IF YOU OBSERVED SEVERE WEATHER OR WEATHER RELATED DAMAGE...REPORT IT TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND ASK THEM TO RELAY THE REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN WILMINGTON.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA. A TORNADO WATCH ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM THRUSDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3388 7850 3391 7824 3432 7806 3439 7829

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