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Tornado Watch 330
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WW0330 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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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 330
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1010 PM CDT WED JUN 18 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN MINNESOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 1010
     PM UNTIL 400 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     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 5 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   FAIRMONT MINNESOTA TO 30 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF ORTONVILLE
   MINNESOTA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 326...WW 327...WW
   328...WW 329...

   DISCUSSION...RAPIDLY DEVELOPING TSTMS N OF SFC WARM FRONT STILL
   RESIDE IN FAVORABLY UNSTABLE AIR MASS WITH STG LOW-LEVEL SHEAR...AND
   MAY CONTINUE TO OFFER RISK FOR BRIEF TORNADOES ALONG WITH LARGE HAIL
   AND SVR GUSTS.  MEANWHILE ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND/OR EXISTING
   CONVECTION OVER ERN SD MAY MOVE INTO THIS WW AREA WITH SVR RISK OVER
   NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.  REF SPC MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1077 FOR
   ADDITIONAL/INITIAL DETAILS.

   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
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 23025.


   ...EDWARDS
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