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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 541
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
230 PM CDT Fri Jul 26 2019
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 230 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to intensify over northern MN
this afternoon and track eastward across the watch area. A few
supercells capable of large hail and damaging winds are expected.
An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65
statute miles north and south of a line from 55 miles west of
Hibbing MN to 25 miles south southeast of Grand Marais MN. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
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
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 500. Mean storm motion vector