The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is
replaced, cancelled or extended.
Click for Watch Status Reports
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 108
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
230 PM CDT Sat May 19 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
South Central and Southeast Kansas
Northern and Western Oklahoma
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 230 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter likely
SUMMARY...Storms are expected to continue developing from parts of
northwest Texas across Oklahoma into southeast Kansas through the
evening hours, with stronger storms capable of producing severe wind
gusts and large hail.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles east and west of a line from 45 miles northwest of
Chanute KS to 55 miles south southeast of Childress TX. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening
weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible
warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 107...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector