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Severe thunderstorm watch issued; nickel-sized hail possible

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GILLETTE, Wyo. — The National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota, has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for northeastern Wyoming advising of nickel-sized hail.

At 4:22 p.m. MDT, the weather service station in Rapid City, South Dakota, was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending 5 miles southeast of Lightning Flat to 11 miles west of Rockypoint, according to May 26 special weather statement. 

Per the weather service, the storm was last tracked moving northwest at 15 mph, carrying with it the potential for nickel-sized hail in northern Campbell County and western Crook County. 

“If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building,” the weather service said in the statement. “These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.”

The severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 12 a.m. May 27, per the weather service.


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