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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 223
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
410 PM CDT Tue May 16 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 410 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms forming over south-central MN will pose a
risk of large hail and damaging winds during the next few hours.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40
statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles east northeast
of Saint Cloud MN to 30 miles south southeast of Mankato MN. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 220...WW 221...WW 222...
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