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SPC Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado/Severe Thunderstorm Watch
  1. WW 293 TORNADO MN SD 301930Z - 310300Z
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    Tornado Watch Number 293
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    230 PM CDT Mon May 30 2022
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    * Tornado Watch for portions of 
      Southwest and central Minnesota
      Northeast South Dakota
    * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 230 PM until
      1000 PM CDT.
    * Primary threats include...
      Several tornadoes and a few intense tornadoes likely
      Widespread damaging winds and scattered significant gusts to 80
        mph likely
      Widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to
        2.5 inches in diameter likely
    SUMMARY...Clusters of severe storms, with embedded supercell
    structures, will continue to spread north-northeastward from eastern
    South Dakota into western and central Minnesota through the
    afternoon.  Additional discrete supercell development remains
    possible farther to the east in southwest Minnesota, and any
    supercells that form in the warm sector will have the potential to
    produce a few long-tracked, intense tornadoes.  Otherwise,
    tornadoes, isolated very large hail and damaging gusts of 70-80 mph
    can be expected with embedded supercells and bowing segments through
    this evening.
    The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
    east and west of a line from 50 miles north northwest of Brainerd MN
    to 30 miles southwest of Redwood Falls MN. For a complete depiction
    of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
    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 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
    gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
    storm motion vector 21050.
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