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Mesoscale Discussion 296
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0296
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0605 PM CDT Sun Mar 24 2024

   Areas affected...Northwest Kansas...Southern Nebraska

   Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible 

   Valid 242305Z - 250130Z

   Probability of Watch Issuance...40 percent

   SUMMARY...Isolated severe threat will likely continue across parts
   of northwest Kansas and southern Nebraska. Isolated large hail and a
   few strong wind gusts will be possible. Weather watch issuance
   remains possible, although the severe threat is only expected to
   persist for a few more hours.

   DISCUSSION...The latest surface analysis shows a 987 mb low over far
   southwest Kansas, with an inverted surface trough extending
   north-northeastward from northwest Kansas into central Nebraska.
   Several linear-based storms are ongoing near the trough. In spite of
   surface dewpoints only in the mid to upper 40s F, the RAP has 500 to
   750 J/kg of MLCAPE. The last WSR-88D VWP at Hastings has 30-35 knots
   of 0-6 km shear, and veering of the winds with height in the lowest
   2 km. This should be enough to continue an isolated severe threat.
   Isolated large hail could occur with strongest of updrafts, along
   with a few marginally severe wind gusts. Also, a potential for a
   landspout tornado could continue along and near the eastern edge of
   the convection.

   ..Broyles/Guyer.. 03/24/2024

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   39249893 39899845 40489821 40769837 40919888 40919931
               40839961 40609986 40409998 39800040 39470051 39210036
               39099993 39079945 39249893 

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