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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 238
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
220 PM CDT Wed May 18 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Central to northeast Minnesota
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 220 PM
until 800 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2 inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Several discrete cells will spread east from north-central
Minnesota. Setup is favorable for a primary threat of lower-end
severe hail, but a stronger supercell or two might produce larger
hail and even a brief tornado.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 80
statute miles east and west of a line from 40 miles west northwest
of Ely MN to 95 miles south of Duluth MN. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean storm motion vector