Tornado Watch until 10 pm - Includes the Twin Cities
June 14, 2016 — 2:45pm
Tornado Watch until 10 pm. NOAA SPC has issued a tornado watch, which does include much of the Twin Cities metro. The greatest risk of large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes will come south and west of MSP, closer to Mankato, Willmar and Glencoe, but we should all stay alert. Details:
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 255 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 235 PM CDT TUE JUN 14 2016 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 235 PM UNTIL 1000 PM CDT. * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE SUMMARY...AS A WARM FRONT LIFTS NORTHWARD...CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BECOME INCREASINGLY FAVORABLE FOR A COUPLE OF TORNADOES ALONG WITH HAIL/WIND THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF ORTONVILLE MINNESOTA TO 40 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND 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. AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24025.
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