URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 654
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
245 PM CDT Thu Aug 24 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
West-central to northeast North Dakota
* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 245 PM until
800 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include…
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY…A few supercells should persist along and ahead of a
surface cold front with threats of large hail, along with isolated
severe gusts, and a brief tornado.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles north and south of a line from 55 miles west of
Garrison ND to 25 miles northeast of Devils Lake ND. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
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 450. Mean storm motion vector