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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
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 525 PM until Midnight
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
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).
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.