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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 222
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
400 PM CDT Tue May 16 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 400 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2 inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms developing over eastern MN will track across
the watch area and pose a risk of large hail and isolated tornadoes.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
north and south of a line from 75 miles northwest of Eau Claire WI
to 20 miles northeast of Rhinelander WI. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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 220...WW 221...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 26030.