Severe Thunderstorm Watch
3:45 PM CDT
National Weather Service
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
northern and central Kansas
* effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 345 PM until
1100 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
a tornado or two possible
Summary... MCS is expected to continue sewd through nrn and cntrl KS
this afternoon and evening posing a risk for mainly damaging wind
and large hail. Other storms may develop south of the MCS and also
pose a risk for large hail and damaging wind gusts.
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch area is approximately along and 85
statute miles east and west of a line from 40 miles north of Hill
City Kansas to 20 miles south southeast of Wichita Kansas. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (wous64 kwns wou0).
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 418... ww 419...
Aviation... a few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft
to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 70
knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm
motion vector 32035.