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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 238
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL8

   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
     Northwest Wisconsin
     Lake Superior

   * 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
   WOU8).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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
   tornadoes.

   &&

   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
   28035.

   ...Grams
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