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Tornado Watch 408
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 408
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   440 PM CDT Tue Jul 11 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Northwestern Minnesota
     Eastern North Dakota

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 440 PM until
     1100 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
       to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorm development is expected from 5-7 pm CDT
   across eastern North Dakota, and storms will subsequently spread to
   the east-southeast into Minnesota.  Initial supercells will be
   capable of producing a couple of tornadoes and isolated very large
   hail, while storms could grow upscale into a small cluster or two
   late this evening with an increase in the damaging wind threat.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 20 miles northwest of Hallock MN to 50
   miles south southwest of Detroit Lakes MN. For a complete depiction
   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU8).

   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 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
   storm motion vector 29025.

   ...Thompson
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