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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for MN,ND,SD
WW 460 SEVERE TSTM MN ND SD 012300Z - 020500Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 460
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
600 PM CDT SAT AUG 1 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
  WESTERN AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
  SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA
  EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA

* EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT FROM 600 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT 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...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE/DEVELOP OVER
EASTERN SD THIS EVENING..WITH ADDITIONAL STORMS POSSIBLY FORMING A
BIT LATER THIS EVENING EASTWARD INTO CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA.
SOME OF THE STORMS WILL BECOME SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL AND
LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND. ONE OR TWO TORNADOES ALSO CANNOT BE RULED
OUT...MAINLY ALONG/NEAR THE MINNESOTA RIVER VALLEY IN W CENTRAL AND
SW MINNESOTA LATER THIS EVENING.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80
STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES SOUTHWEST
OF ABERDEEN SOUTH DAKOTA TO 45 MILES EAST OF REDWOOD FALLS
MINNESOTA.  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 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
MOTION VECTOR 30020.


...CORFIDI

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