SPC Tornado Watch 585

WW 585 TORNADO KS 152310Z – 160500Z

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Tornado Watch Number 585
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
610 PM CDT Thu Aug 15 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  North-central and Eastern Kansas

* Effective this Thursday night from 610 PM until Midnight CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
    inches in diameter possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop this evening,
particularly near a stalled boundary that is oriented roughly west
to east across north-central/northeast Kansas. Large hail and
locally damaging winds may be the most common risks, but adequate
moisture and seasonally strong low-level shear supports the
possibility of tornadoes, especially across northeast/east-central

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
north and south of a line from 55 miles west southwest of Concordia
KS to 20 miles southeast of Topeka KS. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and 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.



AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean
storm motion vector 30025.


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