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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 432
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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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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 432
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   835 PM CDT FRI JUL 17 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WEST-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA
     EAST-CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 835 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...A CLUSTER OF SUPERCELLS ONGOING OVER NORTHEAST SD IS
   EXPECTED TO TRANSITION TO A LINE OF STORMS WHICH WILL TRACK
   EAST-SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.  LARGE HAIL AND PERHAPS A
   BRIEF TORNADO OR TWO IS POSSIBLE PRIOR TO AND DURING THIS TRANSITION
   WITH DAMAGING OUTFLOW WINDS BEING THE PRIMARY HAZARD THEREAFTER.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45
   STATUTE MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST
   OF ORTONVILLE MINNESOTA TO 45 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF REDWOOD
   FALLS MINNESOTA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 430...WW 431...

   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 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 29030.


   ...MEAD
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