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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 204
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1030 AM CDT Tue May 9 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Central and Eastern Kansas
Far Southeast Nebraska
* Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1030 AM until
600 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 80 mph possible
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...An increasingly organized cluster of storms across
north-central Kansas and far south-central Nebraska as of 1030am CDT
will continue to spread east-southeastward through late morning into
afternoon, with some additional expansion of new storms on its
southern flank across central Kansas. Damaging winds will be an
increasingly prevalent concern with these storms, aside from large
hail and some/brief tornado risk with embedded circulations.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 85
statute miles north and south of a line from 30 miles northwest of
Salina KS to 35 miles south southeast of Topeka KS. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
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 203...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 70 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector