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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 365
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WW0365 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 365
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   210 PM CDT SAT JUN 28 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL IOWA
     CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
     EXTREME WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 210 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTHEAST OF
   SAINT CLOUD MINNESOTA TO 40 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF KNOXVILLE
   IOWA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...SEVERAL NORTH-SOUTH BANDS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
   TO CONTINUE DEVELOPING ALONG AND AHEAD OF A PRE-FRONTAL CONVERGENCE
   ZONE MOVING ACROSS MN AND IA.  THE AIR MASS IS MODERATELY TO
   STRONGLY UNSTABLE WITH MLCAPE RANGING FROM 1500 J/KG OVER SERN MN TO
   2500 J/KG IN IA.  VERTICAL SHEAR WILL BE INCREASING FROM THE WEST AS
   A SHORT WAVE TROUGH LIFTS NEWD TOWARD THE UPPER MS VALLEY...WITH
   POTENTIAL FOR STRONGER STORMS TO PRODUCE DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND
   HAIL.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 20035.


   ...WEISS
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