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UPDATED: Severe storm watch issued for Beltrami County until early Wednesday

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BEMIDJI - The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Beltrami County until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

The Weather Service said conditions were favorable for severe storms.

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Earlier today, the Weather Service issued a thunderstorm warning for northwestern Minnesota, including northeastern Becker, southern Clearwater and northern Hubbard counties as a storm, packing golf ball size hail, was moving northeast at 55 mph.

In addition, the Weather Service issued a statement reminding the public that severe thunderstorms occasionally produce tornadoes with little or no advance notice.

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Pioneer staff reports
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