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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
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely
Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 90
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
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.