SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 652

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 652

WW 652 SEVERE TSTM MN WI LS 162255Z – 170500Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 652
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
555 PM CDT Wed Aug 16 2023

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Eastern Minnesota
Western and Northwest Wisconsin
Lake Superior

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 555 PM until Midnight

* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY…Bands of strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to
intensify this evening across the region, with damaging winds and
severe hail possible.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 100
statute miles north and south of a line from 65 miles west southwest
of Duluth MN to 5 miles east southeast of Ironwood MI. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).


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 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector


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