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MD 0661 CONCERNING TORNADO WATCH 176… FOR FAR EASTERN FORD AND EDWARD COUNTIES IN KANSAS

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Mesoscale Discussion 0661
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0955 PM CDT Fri May 17 2019

Areas affected...far eastern Ford and Edward Counties in Kansas

Concerning...Tornado Watch 176...

Valid 180255Z - 180400Z

The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 176 continues.

SUMMARY...Significant tornado likely ongoing -- now crossing the
Ford/Edwards county line in Kansas.

DISCUSSION...Latest radar data reveals a very strong low-level
circulation just east of the Dodge City WSR-88D -- with rotational
velocity in excess of 80 kt in some recent volume scans.  This
rotational velocity, within the existing high CAPE/high shear
environment (resulting in a SIGTOR value of 5-6 across the area) is
suggestive of a potentially strong to violent tornado.  With this
storm having a history of cyclic tornado occurrence, persons across
Edwards county and northeast into parts of Pawnee and Stafford
counties may be affected in the next half hour, as the storm moves
northeastward at 35 kt.

..Goss.. 05/18/2019

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

ATTN...WFO...ICT...DDC...

LAT...LON   37709947 37709966 37899953 38279893 38079874 37769907
            37709947 

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