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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0517 for Western Minnesota, Southeast North Dakota, Central and Northeast South Dakota
  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0517

Locations Affected

  • Western Minnesota
  • Southeast North Dakota
  • Central and Northeast South Dakota
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch 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.

    Severe Weather Threats

  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Details

    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

    National Risk Overview

    Wednesday, August 10
    TORNADO: low
    HAIL: 5%
    WIND: 5%
    Thursday, August 11
    TORNADO: low
    HAIL: low
    WIND: low
    Friday, August 12
    ANY SEVERE: low
    Saturday, August 13
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Sunday, August 14
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Monday, August 15
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Tuesday, August 16
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Wednesday, August 17
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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