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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 448
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WW0448 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 448
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   355 PM CDT THU JUL 23 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     FAR WESTERN MINNESOTA
     NORTH DAKOTA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 355
     PM UNTIL 100 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
       TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG EASTWARD-MOVING
   WESTERN/N-CENTRAL ND COLD FRONT...AND ALONG PRE-FRONTAL
   TROUGH...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. THE STORMS...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
   SUPERCELLS WITH LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WIND...AND PERHAPS A TORNADO
   OR TWO...SHOULD MERGE INTO ONE OR TWO EAST-MOVING CLUSTERS LATER
   TONIGHT...WITH A CONTINUED THREAT FOR DAMAGING WIND.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 125
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 75 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
   BISMARCK NORTH DAKOTA TO 60 MILES NORTH OF DEVILS LAKE NORTH
   DAKOTA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 446...WW 447...

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 26025.


   ...CORFIDI
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