SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 230

By Newsroom America Feeds at 17 May 2017

WW 230 SEVERE TSTM KS 170345Z - 171000Z
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 230 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1045 PM CDT Tue May 16 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Central Kansas * Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 1045 PM until 500 AM CDT. * Primary threats include... 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 cluster of storms across southwest Kansas should continue to move northeastward into central Kansas, while additional storms move into the region overnight out of northern Oklahoma. Damaging winds and bouts of severe hail will be the most common hazards, but a linear-storm-related tornado risk cannot be entirely ruled out given the strength of low-level shear. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles east and west of a line from 25 miles north of Salina KS to 35 miles southwest of Wichita KS. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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 tornadoes. && OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 224...WW 225...WW 226...WW 227...WW 228...WW 229... 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 550. Mean storm motion vector 23030. ...Guyer Read more



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