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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 395
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 395
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   735 PM CDT SUN JUL 6 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 735 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES WEST
   SOUTHWEST OF WILLISTON NORTH DAKOTA TO 25 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF
   GARRISON NORTH DAKOTA.  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...A SMALL BUT INTENSE CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER
   NORTHWEST ND WILL TRACK QUICKLY SOUTHEASTWARD THIS EVENING ACROSS
   THE WATCH AREA.  DESPITE WEAK INSTABILITY...STEEP MID LEVEL LAPSE
   RATES AND FAVORABLE VERTICAL SHEAR WILL PROMOTE ROTATING/BOWING
   STORM STRUCTURES CAPABLE OF DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 31040.


   ...HART
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