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Mesoscale Discussion 341
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0341
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0716 AM CDT Tue Apr 02 2024

   Areas affected...portions of central and eastern Kentucky

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 73...

   Valid 021216Z - 021345Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 73 continues.

   SUMMARY...Strong to severe thunderstorms will continue east across
   parts of central into eastern Kentucky this morning. Damaging gusts
   and a tornado or two remain possible.

   DISCUSSION...A broken line of thunderstorms across west-central KY
   has become somewhat less organized compared to an hour ago. This is
   likely due to some influence of low-level inhibition. Nevertheless,
   the VWP from KLVX continues to show favorable vertical shear for
   storm organization and low-level rotation. Instability is modest
   across the area, but sufficient to support severe storms given
   strong vertical shear. Fast storm motion will further contribute to
   damaging gust potential. Meanwhile, enlarged and curved low-level
   hodographs with 0-1 km SRH values greater than 175 m2/s2 in the
   presence of a moist boundary layer will support tornado potential. 

   It should be noted this is the first round of strong to severe
   storms for today. Additional severe storms are expected this
   afternoon.

   ..Leitman.. 04/02/2024

   ...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

   ATTN...WFO...JKL...ILN...LMK...PAH...

   LAT...LON   38238627 38398483 38808405 38588363 37668368 37308535
               37088669 37158711 37728685 38188651 38238627 

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