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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 517
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WW0517 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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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 517
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   520 PM CDT Fri Aug 5 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Western Minnesota
     Southeast North Dakota
     Central and Northeast South Dakota

   * Effective this Friday afternoon from 520 PM until Midnight CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...Strong to severe thunderstorms will continue to develop
   near a southwest/northeast-oriented boundary through
   early/mid-evening. An unstable environment in the presence of modest
   strength deep-layer winds will support potential for damaging winds
   and possibly isolated large hail.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles east and west of a line from 95 miles west southwest
   of Chamberlain SD to 20 miles north of Detroit Lakes MN. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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 550. Mean storm motion vector
   24025.

   ...Guyer
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