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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 256
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WW0256 Radar
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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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 256
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   405 PM CDT TUE JUN 14 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN IOWA
     FAR NORTHWEST ILLINOIS
     SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA
     WESTERN WISCONSIN

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 405 PM UNTIL
     1100 PM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE NEAR A
   NORTHWARD-SHIFTING WARM FRONT...WHILE A QUICKLY APPROACHING SEVERE
   LINE OF STORMS ONGOING ACROSS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND NORTHERN IOWA
   WILL POSE A DAMAGING WIND AND POSSIBLY SOME TORNADO/HAIL RISK
   THROUGH THIS EVENING.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTH
   NORTHEAST OF ROCHESTER MINNESOTA TO 35 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   DUBUQUE IOWA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 254...WW 255...

   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 25025.


   ...GUYER
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