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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 206
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WW0206 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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   SEL6
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 206
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   305 PM CDT SUN MAY 23 2010
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          NORTHEAST AND PARTS OF EAST-CENTRAL MINNESOTA
          NORTHWEST WISCONSIN
          LAKE SUPERIOR
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 305 PM UNTIL
   1000 PM CDT.
   
   HAIL TO 1.5 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 60
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES EAST
   NORTHEAST OF ELY MINNESOTA TO 20 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF SAINT
   CLOUD MINNESOTA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
   
   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.
   
   DISCUSSION...TSTMS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY INTENSIFY THIS
   AFTERNOON ALONG STALLING SURFACE FRONT WHERE INFLOW AIR MASS HAS
   BECOME MODERATELY TO STRONGLY UNSTABLE WITH MLCAPE OF 1500-3000
   J/KG.  REGION WILL REMAIN ALONG THE ERN FRINGE OF STRONGER MID AND
   HIGH-LEVEL WIND FIELD WITH 30-40 KT OF DEEP-LAYER SHEAR RESIDING
   ALONG FRONTAL ZONE.  AS SUCH...AMBIENT ENVIRONMENT WILL BE
   SUPPORTIVE OF ORGANIZED STORMS...INCLUDING SUPERCELLS WITH THE
   PRIMARY HAZARDS BEING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND LARGE HAIL.
   
   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 25030.
   
   
   ...MEAD
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