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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 293
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
230 PM CDT Mon May 30 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southwest and central Minnesota
Northeast South Dakota
* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 230 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* Primary threats include...
Several tornadoes and a few intense tornadoes likely
Widespread damaging winds and scattered significant gusts to 80
Widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to
2.5 inches in diameter likely
SUMMARY...Clusters of severe storms, with embedded supercell
structures, will continue to spread north-northeastward from eastern
South Dakota into western and central Minnesota through the
afternoon. Additional discrete supercell development remains
possible farther to the east in southwest Minnesota, and any
supercells that form in the warm sector will have the potential to
produce a few long-tracked, intense tornadoes. Otherwise,
tornadoes, isolated very large hail and damaging gusts of 70-80 mph
can be expected with embedded supercells and bowing segments through
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
east and west of a line from 50 miles north northwest of Brainerd MN
to 30 miles southwest of Redwood Falls MN. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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 292...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 21050.