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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 319
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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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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 319
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   600 PM CDT Tue Jun 30 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Eastern North Dakota
     Northeast South Dakota

   * Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 600 PM
     until 100 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Storms are expected to increase this evening near and
   ahead of an eastward-advancing cold front across the Dakotas.
   Damaging winds and severe hail will be possible with the strongest
   storms.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
   statute miles east and west of a line from 60 miles north of Devils
   Lake ND to 45 miles west southwest of Watertown SD. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
   20030.

   ...Guyer
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