Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 72 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 445 PM CDT Tue Apr 6 2021
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Central Kansas South central Nebraska
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 445 PM until 1100 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include... Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Thunderstorm initiation appears imminent just to the east of Dodge City, and near the surface low in south central Nebraska. The storm environment favors a mix of multicell clusters to the north with an accompanying large hail and damaging wind threat, and supercells farther south toward central and south central Kansas. In addition to the hail/wind threat, there will be some potential for a tornado or two with the southernmost supercells in a cluster across Kansas this evening.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles northwest of Grand Island NE to 95 miles south of Russell KS. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
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 tornadoes.
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 500. Mean storm motion vector 24025.