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Mesoscale Discussion 661
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0661
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0955 PM CDT Fri May 17 2019

   Areas affected...far eastern Ford and Edward Counties in Kansas

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 176...

   Valid 180255Z - 180400Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 176 continues.

   SUMMARY...Significant tornado likely ongoing -- now crossing the
   Ford/Edwards county line in Kansas.

   DISCUSSION...Latest radar data reveals a very strong low-level
   circulation just east of the Dodge City WSR-88D -- with rotational
   velocity in excess of 80 kt in some recent volume scans.  This
   rotational velocity, within the existing high CAPE/high shear
   environment (resulting in a SIGTOR value of 5-6 across the area) is
   suggestive of a potentially strong to violent tornado.  With this
   storm having a history of cyclic tornado occurrence, persons across
   Edwards county and northeast into parts of Pawnee and Stafford
   counties may be affected in the next half hour, as the storm moves
   northeastward at 35 kt.

   ..Goss.. 05/18/2019

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   37709947 37709966 37899953 38279893 38079874 37769907

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