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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 254
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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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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 254
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1240 PM CDT TUE JUN 14 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     IOWA
     SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA
     FAR EASTERN NEBRASKA
     SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1240 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD CONTINUE TO INCREASE
   WITHIN A MOIST/INCREASINGLY UNSTABLE AIR MASS FROM EASTERN NEBRASKA
   INTO IOWA AND ADJACENT PARTS OF SOUTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA. A WARM
   FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO LIFT NORTHWARD FROM NORTHERN IOWA INTO
   SOUTHERN MINNESOTA. PORTIONS OF MINNESOTA AND EXTREME EASTERN SOUTH
   DAKOTA WILL BE MONITORED FOR AN INCREASING TORNADO RISK NEAR THE
   WARM FRONT AND A POSSIBLE TORNADO WATCH UPGRADE LATER THIS
   AFTERNOON.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
   DES MOINES IOWA TO 50 MILES NORTH OF WORTHINGTON MINNESOTA.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 24025.


   ...GUYER
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