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Mesoscale Discussion 459
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0459
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0750 AM CDT Sat May 19 2018

   Areas of northeast Oklahoma...southeast
   Kansas...and eastward into central Missouri

   Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely 

   Valid 191250Z - 191445Z

   Probability of Watch Issuance...20 percent

   SUMMARY...Isolated hail exceeding severe levels may occur over the
   next few hours with isolated stronger/elevated storms.

   DISCUSSION...Latest radar loop shows regeneration of elevated
   convection over the past hour, atop a remnant outflow from prior
   convection.  The storms are occurring near the nose of a veering of
   the low-level jet, within an environment featuring steep mid-level
   lapse rates -- and thus moderate elevated CAPE.

   Shear through the cloud-bearing layer is not particularly strong,
   with generally unidirectional southwest flow.  As such, storms
   should remain only weakly organized -- with perhaps occasional/weak
   mid-level rotation.  Further, as the low-level jet diminishes
   through the morning, storms should eventually decrease in intensity
   as well.  In the mean time however, hail generally in the 1 to 1.5"
   range may occur with the most vigorous storms.

   ..Goss/Guyer.. 05/19/2018

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   38319185 37439211 36879371 36709425 36299605 36389647
               36939670 37779663 38319570 38759439 39049274 38319185 

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