Severe Local Storm Watch and Watch Cancellation Msg
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TEST...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 9999...TEST
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
ISSUED BY 15TH OWS SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE IL
1250 PM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A...TEST...

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
  ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA

* EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON FROM 1250 PM UNTIL 200 PM
  CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
  ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
  ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

THE TEST SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG
AND 70 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES
NORTHWEST OF MINOT NORTH DAKOTA TO 55 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
BISMARCK NORTH DAKOTA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE
THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

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.

&&

DISCUSSION...THIS IS A TEST SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH. AGAIN, THIS
IS ONLY A TEST.

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 24035.


...15_OWS



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