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Tornado Watch 328
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WW0328 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 328
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   740 PM CDT WED JUN 18 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEASTERN NORTH DAKOTA
     NORTHEASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 740 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   WATERTOWN SOUTH DAKOTA TO 65 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF ABERDEEN
   SOUTH DAKOTA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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...CONTINUE...WW 322...WW 323...WW
   324...WW 326...WW 327...

   DISCUSSION...BKN BAND OF SVR TSTMS WITH INTERMITTENT/EMBEDDED
   MESOCYCLONES IS EXPECTED TO PROCEED EWD FROM WW 322 INTO THIS WW. 
   ENVIRONMENT SHOULD REMAIN FAVORABLE FOR ALL SVR MODES FOR SEVERAL
   MORE HOURS GIVEN FAVORABLE STORM-RELATIVE BOUNDARY-LAYER
   WINDS...ENLARGED LOW-LEVEL HODOGRAPHS AND LARGE CAPE...EVIDENT IN
   00Z ABR RAOB AND FCST SOUNDINGS.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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
   600. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24020.


   ...EDWARDS
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