SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 653

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 653

WW 653 SEVERE TSTM ND 232155Z – 240500Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 653
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
455 PM CDT Wed Aug 23 2023

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
North Central North Dakota

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 455 PM until Midnight

* 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…Thunderstorms are intensifying over northwest North
Dakota. This activity will track eastward this evening, with a few
storms capable of large hail and damaging wind gusts.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40
statute miles north and south of a line from 70 miles west of Minot
ND to 80 miles east of Minot ND. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).


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
2 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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