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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 314
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
305 PM CDT Sun Jun 28 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Parts of central and western North Dakota
* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 305 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to form along a stalled front
across central North Dakota and intensify quickly in the next couple
of hours. The storm environment will favor a threat for tornadoes
and isolated very large hail with the initial storms along the
front. Later this afternoon/evening, storms will likely grow into
clusters/line segments with a continuing large hail and damaging
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
east and west of a line from 55 miles north northeast of Minot ND to
80 miles southwest of Bismarck ND. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
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 312...WW 313...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean
storm motion vector 21015.