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SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 253

WW 253 SEVERE TSTM MT ND SD 171930Z – 180200Z

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 253
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
130 PM MDT Fri May 17 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Eastern Montana
  Western and Central North Dakota
  Northwest South Dakota

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 130 PM until
  800 PM MDT.

* 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...Scattered thunderstorms will develop and spread across the
watch area through the afternoon and early evening.  The strongest
cells will pose a risk of locally damaging wind gusts.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 95
statute miles north and south of a line from 15 miles northwest of
Miles City MT to 80 miles northeast of Bismarck ND. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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


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 450. Mean storm motion vector


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