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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 388
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WW0388 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Very Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 388
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   505 PM MDT Fri Jun 17 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Eastern Montana
     Western South Dakota
     Northeast Wyoming

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 505 PM until
     1100 PM MDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Isolated significant damaging wind gusts to 75 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Isolated severe storms are expected to develop, initially
   across far northeast Wyoming into southeast Montana and possibly
   western South Dakota. Storms should reach east-central and possibly
   northeast Montana later this evening. Storms may remain very
   isolated overall, but a few locally intense storms can be expected
   with large hail and severe-caliber wind gusts.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles north northwest
   of Wolf Point MT to 65 miles south southeast of Gillette WY. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 385...WW 386...WW 387...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean storm motion vector
   19025.

   ...Guyer
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