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Tornado Watch 265
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WW0265 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 265
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   845 PM CDT SAT JUN 6 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHWESTERN IOWA
     SOUTHWESTERN MINNESOTA
     NORTHEASTERN NEBRASKA
     SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 845 PM
     UNTIL 300 AM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...GROWING CLUSTER OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL SHIFT
   GENERALLY EASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS EVENING...WITH THE
   POTENTIAL FOR A FEW EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS.  AS SUCH...THE FULL
   SPECTRUM OF SEVERE WEATHER RISK -- HAIL...WIND AND TORNADO -- IS
   PRESENT.  THE WIND-DAMAGE RISK WILL INCREASE EASTWARD ACROSS
   NORTHERN IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA WITH TIME.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
   NORFOLK NEBRASKA TO 40 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF BROOKINGS SOUTH
   DAKOTA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
   TORNADOES AND 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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
   WATCH NUMBER 262. WATCH NUMBER 262 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER
   845 PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 263...WW 264...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27025.


   ...EDWARDS
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