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   WOUS40 KWNS 121258

   0758 AM CDT THU MAY 12 2022

   ...Severe thunderstorms expected over parts of the northern/central
   Plains into the Upper Midwest this afternoon and evening...

     Western Minnesota
     Eastern South Dakota
     Southeastern North Dakota

   * HAZARDS...
     Widespread damaging winds, some hurricane force
     A few tornadoes
     Scattered large hail, some baseball size

   * SUMMARY...
     Severe thunderstorm gusts (some near 75 mph), large hail and a
     few tornadoes are expected today over parts of the eastern
     Dakotas, eastern Nebraska, western Iowa, and central/southern

   Preparedness actions...

   Review your severe weather safety procedures for the possibility
   of dangerous weather today. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio,, or other media for watches and warnings. A watch
   means that conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms
   over the next several hours. If a severe thunderstorm warning is
   issued for your area, move to a place of safety, ideally in an 
   interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building.


   ..Gleason.. 05/12/2022

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