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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 192
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 192
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   520 PM CDT SUN MAY 22 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA
     CENTRAL AND NORTHERN SOUTH DAKOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY MORNING FROM 520 PM
     UNTIL 100 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO DEVELOP AND SUBSTANTIALLY
   INCREASE IN COVERAGE ALONG AND AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT THIS
   EVENING...SPREADING NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE DAKOTAS.  A BELT OF
   STORMS ULTIMATELY SHOULD FORM...WITH DAMAGING GUSTS AND SPORADIC
   SEVERE HAIL THE MAIN CONCERNS...THOUGH A TORNADO OR TWO IS POSSIBLE.
   SEE SPC MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 678 FOR INITIAL METEOROLOGICAL
   REASONING.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES SOUTH
   SOUTHEAST OF MOBRIDGE SOUTH DAKOTA TO 70 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   DEVILS LAKE NORTH DAKOTA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH
   SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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 190...WW 191...

   AVIATION...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 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 23030.


   ...EDWARDS
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