SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 553



WW 553 SEVERE TSTM MI MN WI LM LS 051845Z – 060300Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 553
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
145 PM CDT Mon Aug 5 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  upper Michigan
  southern Minnesota
  central and northern Wisconsin
  Lake Michigan
  Lake Superior

* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 145 PM until
  1000 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Storms are expected to continue developing this afternoon
into the evening with damaging wind and large hail the main threats.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles north and south of a line from 15 miles southeast of
Escanaba MI to 20 miles northwest of Fairmont MN. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

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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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
29035.

...Dial

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