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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 228
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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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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 228
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   945 PM CDT Tue May 16 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Small part of Upper Michigan
     Wisconsin

   * Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 945 PM
     until 500 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Multiple clusters of strong to severe thunderstorms will
   continue to pose mostly a severe hail and locally damaging wind risk
   across the region into the early overnight hours, while additional
   storms currently across Iowa may move into the region overnight.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40
   statute miles north and south of a line from 15 miles west northwest
   of La Crosse WI to 35 miles southeast of Iron Mountain MI. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 220...WW 221...WW
   222...WW 224...WW 225...WW 226...WW 227...

   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
   25030.

   ...Guyer
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