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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0656 for Northwestern Minnesota, Eastern North Dakota
  • 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

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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0656

Locations Affected

  • Northwestern Minnesota
  • Eastern North Dakota
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Summary

    Strong-severe thunderstorms are expected to spread into the area from the west through the remainder of the evening, offering severe gusts/hail. Meanwhile, warm-sector development continues to expand and intensify, moving northward to north-northeastward over the new watch. In addition to the dominant wind/hail threats, a tornado cannot be ruled out. See SPC mesoscale discussion 1991 for initial meteorological details.

    Severe Weather Threats

  • 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
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Details

    SEL6
    
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 656
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    710 PM CDT Fri Sep 20 2019
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
      Northwestern Minnesota
      Eastern North Dakota
    
    * Effective this Friday night and Saturday morning from 710 PM
      until 300 AM 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...Strong-severe thunderstorms are expected to spread into
    the area from the west through the remainder of the evening,
    offering severe gusts/hail.  Meanwhile, warm-sector development
    continues to expand and intensify, moving northward to
    north-northeastward over the new watch.  In addition to the dominant
    wind/hail threats, a tornado cannot be ruled out.  See SPC mesoscale
    discussion 1991 for initial meteorological details.
    
    The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 85
    statute miles east and west of a line from 60 miles south southwest
    of Fargo ND to 20 miles east northeast of Hallock MN. For a complete
    depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
    (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
    
    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.
    
    &&
    
    OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 654...WW 655...
    
    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
    22030.
    
    ...Edwards

    National Risk Overview

    Saturday, September 21
    TORNADO: 5%
    HAIL: 15%
    WIND: 15%
    Sunday, September 22
    ANY SEVERE: 5%
    Monday, September 23
    ANY SEVERE: 15%
    Tuesday, September 24
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Wednesday, September 25
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Thursday, September 26
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Friday, September 27
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Saturday, September 28
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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