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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0342 for Southwestern Kansas, The Oklahoma Panhandle, The western and northern Texas Panhandle
  • Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

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EXPIRED Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0342

Locations Affected

  • Southwestern Kansas
  • The Oklahoma Panhandle
  • The western and northern Texas Panhandle
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Summary

    Storm mergers should lead to some upscale growth into southwestern Kansas this evening, while another band of storms will move east-southeastward from New Mexico into the Texas Panhandle. Isolated large hail will be possible with the initial storms in Kansas with marginal supercell structures, and a few damaging gusts will be the main concern with the linear convection through late evening.

    Severe Weather Threats

  • Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Details

    SEL2
    
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 342
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    655 PM CDT Sat Aug 18 2018
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
      Southwestern Kansas
      The Oklahoma Panhandle
      The western and northern Texas Panhandle
    
    * Effective this Saturday night from 655 PM until Midnight CDT.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
      Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
    
    SUMMARY...Storm mergers should lead to some upscale growth into
    southwestern Kansas this evening, while another band of storms will
    move east-southeastward from New Mexico into the Texas Panhandle. 
    Isolated large hail will be possible with the initial storms in
    Kansas with marginal supercell structures, and a few damaging gusts
    will be the main concern with the linear convection through late
    evening.
    
    The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
    statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles northwest of
    Garden City KS to 55 miles east southeast of Tucumcari NM. For a
    complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
    update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
    
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    
    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.
    
    &&
    
    OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 341...
    
    AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
    1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
    few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
    31020.
    
    ...Thompson

    National Risk Overview

    Sunday, August 19
    TORNADO: 2%
    HAIL: 5%
    WIND: 5%
    Monday, August 20
    ANY SEVERE: 5%
    Tuesday, August 21
    ANY SEVERE: 15%
    Wednesday, August 22
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Thursday, August 23
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Friday, August 24
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Saturday, August 25
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Sunday, August 26
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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