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Mesoscale Discussion 602
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0602
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0238 AM CDT Thu May 02 2024

   Areas affected...portions of southeast NE...northeast KS and
   adjacent portions of IA/MO

   Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 176...

   Valid 020738Z - 020845Z

   The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 176
   continues.

   SUMMARY...Locally strong gusts are possible in the short term across
   southeast Nebraska into northeast Kansas. Overall severe potential
   is expected to diminish with time/extent over the next 1-2 hours.

   DISCUSSION...A leading thunderstorm cluster across southeast NE/far
   northeast KS will continue to pose a risk for locally strong gusts
   over the next hour. This activity is moving into an airmass with
   dewpoints in the upper 40s F and rapidly weakening instability. The
   expectation is that convection will begin to weaken with
   time/eastward extent over the next 1-2 hours. As such, a downstream
   watch is not expected into southwest IA/northwest MO. 

   Additional convective lines/clusters further west over north-central
   KS are behind outflow from eastern convection. This activity is not
   expected to pose much severe risk, through gusts to 45 mph are
   possible.

   ..Leitman.. 05/02/2024

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

   ATTN...WFO...EAX...OAX...TOP...GID...

   LAT...LON   40869717 41179595 40849538 40289511 39719531 39529605
               39309724 39399775 39939778 40689745 40869717 

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