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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 205
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WW0205 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL5
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 205
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1130 PM CDT SAT MAY 22 2010
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA
          EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 1130 PM
   UNTIL 400 AM CDT.
   
   HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70
   MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTH OF
   ORTONVILLE MINNESOTA TO 40 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BROOKINGS SOUTH
   DAKOTA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
   
   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 202...WW 203...WW 204...
   
   DISCUSSION...LINE OF STRONG/SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER EASTERN SOUTH
   DAKOTA WILL CONTINUE TRACKING EASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA FOR THE
   NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.  STRONG WIND FIELDS ALOFT AND AT LEAST MODERATE
   INSTABILITY WILL MAINTAIN A RISK OF SUPERCELLS AND BOWING STRUCTURES
   CAPABLE OF DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL.
   
   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 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 24030.
   
   
   ...HART
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