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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 126
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 126
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   645 PM CDT WED MAY 7 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
     EXTREME WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 645 PM
     UNTIL 100 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES SOUTHWEST
   OF REDWOOD FALLS MINNESOTA TO 30 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   ROCHESTER MINNESOTA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE
   THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 TORNADOES.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 122...WW 123...WW
   124...WW 125...

   DISCUSSION...ISOLATED STORMS ARE FORMING ALONG THE WARM FRONT JUST
   NE OF A SURFACE LOW...AND THIS CONVECTION WILL SPREAD NEWD THROUGH
   THE EARLY OVERNIGHT HOURS.  ADDITIONAL STORMS SHOULD ALSO FORM
   FARTHER O THE N IN A ZONE OF INCREASING WARM ADVECTION.  AN ISOLATED
   TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT WITH THE INITIAL STORMS ALONG THE FRONT
   THIS EVENING...BUT THE MAIN THREAT WILL BECOME LARGE HAIL INTO
   TONIGHT.

   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 24025.


   ...THOMPSON
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