SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 552



WW 552 SEVERE TSTM MN WI LS 051150Z – 052000Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 552
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
650 AM CDT Mon Aug 5 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Central and northern Minnesota
  Northwestern Wisconsin
  Lake Superior

* Effective this Monday morning and afternoon from 650 AM until
  300 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
    to 75 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...A bowing cluster of thunderstorms, initially posing a
severe-wind threat across northern Minnesota, should move eastward
to southeastward across the watch area, with additional development
possible along its trailing cold pool/outflow boundary.  The main
concern will remain damaging gusts, and isolated large hail also is
possible.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 85
statute miles north and south of a line from 15 miles north of
Alexandria MN to 50 miles south of Kennedy WI. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

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.

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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 551...

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
32035.

...Edwards

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