URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 627
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
225 PM CDT Fri Aug 11 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Southeast and central Minnesota
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 225 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* 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…Several strong to severe thunderstorm clusters are
forecast to develop and pose a risk for large hail and damaging
gusts. A few supercells are also possible and may pose a locally
higher hail risk.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 85
statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles northeast of
Saint Cloud MN to 50 miles south southwest of La Crosse WI. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
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 625…WW 626…
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