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Mesoscale Discussion 1685
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   Mesoscale Discussion 1685
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0714 PM CDT Mon Oct 02 2017

   Areas affected...western and north-central KS

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 492...

   Valid 030014Z - 030215Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 492 continues.

   SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms with embedded supercells have
   developed across west-central KS.  These storms are capable of
   producing large hail, damaging wind gusts, and a perhaps a few
   tornadoes. A tornado watch remains in effect.

   DISCUSSION...Rigorous thunderstorm development continues to occur
   within a moderately unstable airmass, where MLCAPE ranges from
   1500-2000 J/kg, and impressive effective bulk shear exceeding 60 kt.
   Low-level shear should continue to increase this evening as shown on
   the Goodland VWP, where 0-1 km shear is near 40 kt and some
   strengthening of the winds has occurred just above the surface. The
   low-level jet should intensify this evening, helping to increase the
   tornado potential, particularly for the ongoing supercell and any
   other storm that becomes anchored along the north-east oriented
   surface boundary.

   ..Karstens.. 10/03/2017

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   37640197 38440194 39200085 39770015 39949885 39809815
               38739877 37660048 37480149 37640197 

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