South Dakota Severe Thunderstorm Watch

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 619
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
320 PM CDT Sun Aug 25 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Central North Dakota
Central South Dakota

* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 320 PM until
1000 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

SUMMARY…Scattered thunderstorm development is expected this
afternoon into this evening across the central Dakotas. The storm
environment will initially support supercells capable of producing
large hail, while storms should merge into clusters and line
segments this evening with an attendant threat for damaging gusts.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
statute miles east and west of a line from 70 miles northeast of
Minot ND to 65 miles south southwest of Pierre SD. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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

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