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

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 205
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1220 PM CDT Thu May 12 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Eastern Minnesota
     Northwest Wisconsin
     Lake Superior

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon from 1220 PM until 500 PM
     CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...A cluster of storms will continue east-northeastward near
   a warm front, with the air mass continuing to quickly destabilize
   across northern Wisconsin. Isolated severe hail and locally damaging
   winds are the primary concerns.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
   statute miles north and south of a line from 140 miles west
   southwest of Kennedy WI to 35 miles south of Ironwood MI. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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
   2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
   26030.

   ...Guyer
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