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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Statement as of 10:05 PM CDT on May 24, 2016

Expires 6:00 AM EDT on May 25, 2016


The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
eastern Kansas
extreme western and northwestern Missouri
extreme southeastern Nebraska

* effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 1005 PM
until 500 am CDT.

* Primary threats include...
scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
a tornado or two possible

Summary... thunderstorm complex over central Kansas is organizing a
cold pool that may augment an already watch-worthy damaging-wind
threat that would spread across areas east of Tornado Watch
207... potentially into western Missouri. Occasional large hail also
is possible... whether from the main complex or storms forming to its
northeast. For additional meteorological details... see spc
mesoscale discussion 719.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles either side of a line from 55 miles east southeast
of Emporia Kansas to 25 miles west northwest of Falls City
Nebraska. For a complete depiction of the watch see the
associated watch outline update (wous64 kwns wou8).

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 204... ww 205... ww
206... ww 207...

Aviation... a few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft
to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60
knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm
motion vector 26030.


... Edwards


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:53 PM EDT on May 24, 2016

... storm safety information... .

A severe weather watch has been issued by the National Weather Service
in Topeka for a portion of Kansas. In the interest of public safety,
the following safety information is provided.

A watch means conditions are favorable for severe weather development
within the watch area. There is no cause for immediate concern, and you may
go about your normal business. Stay informed of the weather situation.
Know your County, nearby cities, and local landmarks whether at home or
on the Road. Listen to weather radio or local media for updated weather
information.

A warning means a severe thunderstorm or tornado has been observed or is
indicated by Doppler weather radar. If a warning is issued for your
location, immediately put your emergency safety plan into action.

... Severe thunderstorms may produce...

Strong damaging winds... damaging downburst winds associated with a severe
thunderstorm will be greater than 60 mph. Go indoors or into a basement
or storm shelter and stay away from windows.

Large hail... destructive hail associated with a severe thunderstorm will be
greater than one inch in diameter. Go indoors or into a basement and stay
away from windows.

Heavy rain... heavy rain may produce flash flooding quickly. Avoid low lying
and poor drainage areas. Be cautious when driving at night as roads could be
washed out. Turn around, don't drown.

Deadly lightning... lightning is a an underrated killer. When lightning
threatens, get indoors and away from windows, stay away from trees or towers
and avoid lakes and boats.

Tornadoes... tornadoes are natures most violent storms. The best shelters are
a basement or underground storm shelter on the lowest floor in the middle of
the building, or in an interior hallway or designated shelter area. Avoid
windows, Mobile homes and large open spaces like a gymnasium or auditorium.
If on the Road, drive to find safe shelter. As a last resort either abandon
vehicles and get into a ditch or stay belted in your vehicle crouched below
the window line.

Again, stay informed of the weather situation. Know your County, nearby cities,
and local landmarks whether at home or on the Road.

Listen to weather radio or local media for updated weather information.


Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Areal Flood Watch , Record Report
Arizona - Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Tornado Watch , Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Air Quality Alert
Delaware - Air Quality Alert
Florida - Air Quality Alert
Georgia - Air Quality Alert
Hawaii - Areal Flood Advisory
Idaho - Special Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Air Quality Alert
Kansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Watch , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Special Statement , Hydrologic Statement , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Air Quality Alert
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Public Information Statement
Maryland - Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Massachusetts - Air Quality Alert
Michigan - Special Statement , Record Report
Mississippi - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Areal Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement
New Jersey - Air Quality Alert
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
New York - Air Quality Alert
North Carolina - Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Oklahoma - Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement
Pennsylvania - Air Quality Alert
Rhode Island - Air Quality Alert
South Carolina - Air Quality Alert
Tennessee - Air Quality Alert , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Texas - Tornado Watch , Flood Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Utah - Public Information Statement
Virginia - Record Report
Wisconsin - Air Quality Alert
Wyoming - Flood Warning

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