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.
Post by thermalwind on May 2, 2021 19:43:44 GMT -6
That's wild. I know why the west edge has that shape (the front range is a little to the west) but it's wild to see a nice circle like that.
I actually had a proper thunderstorm here today. Lightning peppering the peaks across the lake. Hail.
Now, of course, it's snowing. It's also pretty cool because the snow level appears to be roughly 9300'. I've got a fat half inch, and that's after quite a bit melted before it got cold enough to stick. Down by the lake (9200' approx), it appears to just be raining. I see puddles.
Post by Shibumi-Mandeville I-12/Hwy59 on May 29, 2021 5:35:05 GMT -6
One of the wildest thunderstorms I've experienced in years here in Katy, TX late last night......impressive. Long lasting wind, lightning, heavy rain. Seems the severe weather back home only lasts a few minutes compared to last night's storm......
Post by HarahanTim - Now in Covington! on Jun 5, 2021 7:10:18 GMT -6
Some crazy weather, for the first week of June, in North Dakota. Mark is a retired NWS meteorologist, from Harahan, was a high school friend of mine, and by coincidence, his first cousin married my oldest brother. LOL
June 4th Heat: Below is the maximum temperatures for Friday June 4th, 2021 from the North Dakota Agricultural Network. High temperatures in the 100 to 106 range in the Grand Cities and surrounding area. The high at the GFK this June 4th was 103 (previous record 96 in 1961) and 103 at the UND / NWS station (previous 96 set in 1988).
Not quite as hot, but still unseasonal warmth the next few days with periodic rain chances.