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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 500
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WW0500 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 500
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   450 PM CDT Sun Oct 11 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     western Iowa
     western Minnesota
     eastern Nebraska
     eastern South Dakota

   * Effective this Sunday afternoon from 450 PM until Midnight CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...A few severe storms including initially isolated
   supercells are expected to evolve into a squall line as they develop
   east this evening. Damaging wind and large hail are the primary
   threats, though a tornado or two cannot be ruled out.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
   statute miles east and west of a line from 15 miles east northeast
   of Detroit Lakes MN to 35 miles east southeast of Lincoln NE. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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
   1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   25035.

   ...Dial
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