Severe Local Storm Watch and Watch Cancellation Msg
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 401
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
540 PM CDT WED JUL 20 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
  NORTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 540 PM
  UNTIL 1100 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
  A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
  SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
    MPH POSSIBLE
  SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3
    INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

SUMMARY...ISOLATED SUPERCELLS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EASTWARD ACROSS
NORTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA THROUGH THIS EVENING...AND OTHER STORMS
IN MANITOBA MAY ALSO MOVE TO THE EAST-SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE BORDER.
STORMS SHOULD REMAIN SEMI-DISCRETE FOR SEVERAL HOURS...CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING A COUPLE OF TORNADOES...VERY LARGE HAIL...AND DAMAGING
WINDS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 35 STATUTE
MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES NORTH OF MINOT
NORTH DAKOTA TO 30 MILES NORTHEAST OF DEVILS LAKE NORTH DAKOTA.
FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND 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.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 400...

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
600. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27035.


...THOMPSON



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