Source: US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 274
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
505 PM CDT Thu Jul 12 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Thursday afternoon from 505 PM until Midnight
* 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
SUMMARY…Thunderstorms are developing along a cold front extending
across south-central MN into western WI. A few of these storms will
pose a risk of locally damaging wind gusts and hail through the
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
statute miles north and south of a line from 50 miles west of
Worthington MN to 50 miles east northeast of Eau Claire WI. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 273…
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 500. Mean storm motion vector
Note: The Aviation Watch (SAW) product is an approximation to the watch area. The actual watch is depicted by the shaded areas.
WW 274 SEVERE TSTM IA MN WI 122205Z – 130500Z
AXIS..50 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF LINE..
50W OTG/WORTHINGTON MN/ – 50ENE EAU/EAU CLAIRE WI/
..AVIATION COORDS.. 45NM N/S /9E FSD – 43ENE EAU/
HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT..2 INCHES. WIND GUSTS..60 KNOTS.
MAX TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 28025.
LAT…LON 44369658 45869052 44419052 42919658
THIS IS AN APPROXIMATION TO THE WATCH AREA. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE WOUS64 KWNS
Watch 274 Status Report Message has not been issued yet.
Note: Click for Complete Product Text.TornadoesProbability of 2 or more tornadoes
Low ( 2 inches
Combined Severe Hail/WindProbability of 6 or more combined severe hail/wind events
For each watch, probabilities for particular events inside the watch (listed above in each table) are determined by the issuing forecaster. The “Low” category contains probability values ranging from less than 2% to 20% (F2-F5 tornadoes), less than 5% to 20% (all other probabilities), “Moderate” from 30% to 60%, and “High” from 70% to greater than 95%. High values are bolded and lighter in color to provide awareness of an increased threat for a particular event.