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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 208
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
325 PM CDT Thu May 12 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Southeast South Dakota
* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 325 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* Primary threats include...
Widespread damaging winds and scattered significant gusts to 105
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2 inches in diameter possible
A couple tornadoes possible
SUMMARY...A prolific wind-damage event is expected unfold from
northeast Nebraska into southeast South Dakota and northwest
Iowa/southwest Minnesota. Pockets of significant wind damage are
highly likely, along with the potential for large hail and possible
a line-embedded tornado or two.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles north and south of a line from 60 miles west of
Mitchell SD to 5 miles east northeast of Spencer IA. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
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 205...WW 206...WW 207...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 90 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector