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Tornado Watch 271
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 271
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   640 PM CDT Wed Jul 11 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Northern Minnesota
     Southeast North Dakota

   * Effective this Wednesday night and Thursday morning from 640 PM
     until 100 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to develop along a cold front
   over northwest MN and spread eastward across the watch through the
   evening.  Damaging winds and hail are the main threats, but some
   tornado potential also exists for a few hours this evening.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 60 miles west northwest of
   International Falls MN to 55 miles south southeast of Detroit Lakes
   MN. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
   outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 27035.

   ...Hart
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