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SPC Tornado Watch 406

WW 406 TORNADO MN WI 122355Z – 130300Z

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Tornado Watch Number 406
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
655 PM CDT Wed Jun 12 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Central and Eastern Minnesota
  Northwest Wisconsin

* Effective this Wednesday evening from 655 PM until 1000 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
    inches in diameter likely
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

SUMMARY...Several supercells will continue east-southeast and
traverse a moist/unstable airmass in an environment with increasing
low-level shear.  Large to very large hail (2-3 inches in diameter),
damaging gusts, and a couple of tornadoes are possible.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
north and south of a line from 45 miles west northwest of Saint
Cloud MN to 100 miles east northeast of Saint Cloud MN. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).


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.



AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 28030.


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