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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 437
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WW0437 Radar
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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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 437
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1020 PM CDT TUE AUG 9 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WEST-CENTRAL MINNESOTA
     SOUTHERN NORTH DAKOTA
     NORTHERN SOUTH DAKOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 1020 PM
     UNTIL 600 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER
       POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...AN EXPANDING AND GRADUALLY ACCELERATING WELL-ORGANIZED
   CONVECTIVE LINE CURRENTLY NEAR THE SOUTH DAKOTA AND NORTH DAKOTA
   BORDER VICINITY WILL CONTINUE GENERALLY EASTWARD THROUGH THE
   OVERNIGHT HOURS. DAMAGING WINDS ALONG WITH SOME HAIL CAN BE
   EXPECTED.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 95 MILES WEST
   NORTHWEST OF ABERDEEN SOUTH DAKOTA TO 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
   ALEXANDRIA MINNESOTA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE
   THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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 435...WW 436...

   AVIATION...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 27040.


   ...GUYER
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