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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 182
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
945 PM CDT Sat Jun 16 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
North-central and northeast Minnesota
Far southeast North Dakota
* Effective this Saturday night and Sunday morning from 945 PM
until 500 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Storms will continue to increase in coverage and perhaps
intensity through late evening as warm advection increases to the
north of a surface boundary. Ample source-region moisture and
instability will support at least sporadic potential for severe hail
and wind into the overnight.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 140
statute miles east and west of a line from 65 miles northwest of
Duluth MN to 45 miles east southeast of Saint Cloud MN. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 180...WW 181...
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 600. Mean storm motion vector