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Tornado Watch 405
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WW0405 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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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 405
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   705 PM CDT Sun Jul 9 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Parts of central and southern Minnesota

   * Effective this Sunday night and Monday morning from 705 PM
     until 100 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorm development is expected this evening
   across central Minnesota, and storms will move subsequently to the
   southeast through early tonight.  There will be a threat for
   supercells and a couple of tornadoes and large hail with initial,
   more cellular storms, while convection should grow upscale into a
   larger convective system tonight.  Damaging winds will become the
   main threat overnight, though embedded circulations will still be
   possible.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 70 miles northwest of Redwood Falls
   MN to 30 miles south southeast of Minneapolis MN. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 31030.

   ...Thompson
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