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WW 255 TORNADO MN 141935Z – 150300Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 255
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
235 PM CDT TUE JUN 14 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
  SOUTHERN MINNESOTA

* EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 235 PM UNTIL
  1000 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
  A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
  ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER
    POSSIBLE
  ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

SUMMARY...AS A WARM FRONT LIFTS NORTHWARD...CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE
TO BECOME INCREASINGLY FAVORABLE FOR A COUPLE OF TORNADOES ALONG
WITH HAIL/WIND THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
ORTONVILLE MINNESOTA TO 40 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF MINNEAPOLIS
MINNESOTA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND 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.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 254...

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24025.


...GUYER

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