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Tornado Watch 351
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WW0351 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 351
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   735 PM CDT Sun Aug 26 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Extreme west central Minnesota
     Southeastern North Dakota
     North central and northeastern South Dakota

   * Effective this Sunday night and Monday morning from 735 PM
     until 200 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
       inches in diameter likely
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Isolated supercells will be possible the next few hours
   across north central and northeastern South Dakota into southeastern
   North Dakota, with the threat for a couple of tornadoes and very
   large hail.  Later this evening into early tonight, storm coverage
   should increase into southeastern North Dakota and Minnesota, with
   an attendant threat for damaging winds and large hail.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 85 miles west of Aberdeen SD to 55
   miles north of Ortonville 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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 350...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean
   storm motion vector 25035.

   ...Thompson
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