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Tornado Watch 211
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High High
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 211
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   535 PM CDT Thu May 12 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Western and Central Minnesota
     Southeastern North Dakota

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon from 535 PM until Midnight
     CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely
     Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 90
       mph likely
     Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
       to 2.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A line of fast-moving and intense thunderstorms will
   produce widespread damaging winds and a few tornadoes this evening
   over western Minnesota.  Other more isolated severe storms will pose
   a risk of large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes as they
   track northward into eastern North Dakota.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 60 miles north northwest of Fargo ND to
   30 miles east southeast of Worthington MN. For a complete depiction
   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU1).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
   tornadoes and 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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 206...WW 207...WW
   208...WW 209...WW 210...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 80 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24045.

   ...Hart
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