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Tornado Watch 203
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WW0203 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 203
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   525 PM CDT Wed May 11 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southern and Central Minnesota
     Western Wisconsin

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 525 PM until Midnight
     CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
       mph likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter likely

   SUMMARY...A very moist and unstable airmass is present along and to
   the south of a warm front, extending east-to-west across southern
   Minnesota. A line of thunderstorms is expected to pose a tornado,
   wind damage and hail threat moving east-northeastward across
   south-central Minnesota and into western Wisconsin this evening.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
   either side of a line from 30 miles west northwest of Redwood Falls
   MN to 50 miles east southeast of Eau Claire WI. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 202...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 26035.

   ...Broyles
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