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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 259
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WW0259 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 259
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   400 PM MDT FRI JUN 5 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN MONTANA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM 400 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD CONTINUE TO DEVELOP...INCREASE IN
   COVERAGE AND INTENSIFY ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THROUGH THE REST OF
   THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.  LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED SEVERE GUSTS
   ARE POSSIBLE INITIALLY...AND SOME STORM CLUSTERS MAY OFFER A LOCALLY
   ENHANCED WIND THREAT TOWARD EARLY EVENING.  SEE SPC MESOSCALE
   DISCUSSION 900 FOR INITIAL METEOROLOGICAL REASONING.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 140
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 75 MILES WEST
   SOUTHWEST OF BROADUS MONTANA TO 60 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
   GLASGOW MONTANA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 258...

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 24025.


   ...EDWARDS
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