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Mesoscale Discussion 849
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0849
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0932 PM CDT Sat Jun 23 2018

   Areas affected...Southwest and south-central KS...north-central and
   northwest OK...and parts of the OK/TX Panhandles

   Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 206...207...

   Valid 240232Z - 240430Z

   The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 206, 207

   SUMMARY...A new severe thunderstorm watch will be coordinated soon
   for parts of southwest and south-central Kansas, north-central and
   northwest Oklahoma, and into parts of the Oklahoma and Texas
   Panhandles.  Damaging winds are expected to be the primary
   severe-weather hazard through the late evening and the overnight.

   DISCUSSION...Trends in radar imagery across southwest KS indicated a
   recent increase in forward speed (35-40 kt) of the southwest portion
   of the line of storms across this region in the KS counties of
   Hamilton and Kearny.  Surface observations indicated temperatures in
   the wake of the storms were in the 50s and 60s, while downstream
   readings were in the upper 70s and 80s.  The cold pool development
   and the increase in storm motion is likely indicating the impending
   scenario developing for tonight of a forward-propagating MCS to
   track southeast into the southern Plains producing damaging winds. 
   The presence of a nearly untapped very unstable downstream
   environment (MUCAPE 2500-3500 J/kg) across the discussion area, with
   a strengthening southerly low-level jet at 40-50 kt from west TX
   into southwest KS through early overnight, veering later tonight
   toward daybreak Sunday.

   Southern parts of WW 207 may be extended in time beyond the 03Z
   expiration as ongoing and any new storms will continue to pose a
   severe threat, given the presence of moderately strong instability
   and effective bulk shear of 45 kt.

   ..Peters/Grams.. 06/24/2018

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   38010204 38060144 38440086 38740057 38749945 38639830
               38019729 37069681 35949670 35639676 35499791 35469911
               35469989 35680062 36150137 36710161 37090188 38010204 

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