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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 368
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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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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 368
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   145 PM MDT SUN JUL 10 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHEAST MONTANA
     SOUTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
     EXTREME NORTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 145 PM UNTIL
     900 PM MDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
       TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS ARE BEGINNING TO DEVELOP IN SOUTHEAST AND
   EAST CENTRAL MONTANA...AND THE STORMS WILL LIKELY INCREASE IN
   COVERAGE/INTENSITY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON/EVENING WHILE SPREADING
   INTO NORTH DAKOTA.  THE STORM ENVIRONMENT WILL FAVOR SUPERCELLS
   CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL/DAMAGING WINDS WITH THE INITIAL MORE
   DISCRETE STORMS...WHILE STORMS SHOULD GROW UPSCALE INTO A LARGER
   CLUSTER WITH MORE WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE POTENTIAL LATER THIS
   EVENING.  AN ISOLATED TORNADO OR TWO WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE THIS
   AFTERNOON WITH THE INITIAL SUPERCELLS.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES SOUTH
   SOUTHWEST OF MILES CITY MONTANA TO 30 MILES EAST OF DICKINSON
   NORTH DAKOTA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 24035.


   ...THOMPSON
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