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Tornado Watch 426
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 426
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   110 PM CDT MON JUL 21 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 110 PM UNTIL
     700 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 105 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES EAST OF LEMMON SOUTH
   DAKOTA TO 60 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF MINOT NORTH DAKOTA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS ARE INTENSIFYING OVER WESTERN ND.  THIS
   ACTIVITY WILL CONTINUE TO GROW AND BUILD EASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH
   AREA DURING THE AFTERNOON.  VERY HUMID CONDITIONS AND STRONG DAYTIME
   HEATING WILL RESULT IN EXTREME INSTABILITY.  SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF
   VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS ARE EXPECTED.  COMBINED WITH
   STRONG WINDS ALOFT AND THE PRESENCE OF SURFACE BOUNDARIES...ISOLATED
   TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE.  STORMS WILL EVENTUALLY DEVELOP INTO A
   LARGE BOWING COMPLEX.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.


   ...HART
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