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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 439
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 439
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   115 PM CDT WED AUG 10 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA
     SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA
     NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 115 PM
     UNTIL 800 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP NORTH OF
   RETREATING WARM FRONT ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON. 
   LARGE HAIL IS THE PRIMARY THREAT ALONG WITH LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS. 
   CLUSTERS OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PROPAGATE INTO WEST CENTRAL
   MINNESOTA AS THE AFTERNOON PROGRESSES.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES SOUTH
   SOUTHWEST OF ABERDEEN SOUTH DAKOTA TO 25 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   DETROIT LAKES MINNESOTA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH
   SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...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 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 27020.


   ...DARROW
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