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Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0156 for Eastern Kansas, Western and Central Missouri
  • Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts to 75 mph possible
  • Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
  • A tornado or two possible

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0156

Locations Affected

  • Eastern Kansas
  • Western and Central Missouri
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Summary

    Thunderstorms continue to organize and strengthen across eastern Kansas. These storms are expected to track across the watch area through the early morning hours, posing a risk of damaging winds and hail. An isolated tornado or two is also possible.

    Severe Weather Threats

  • Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts to 75 mph possible
  • Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
  • A tornado or two possible
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Details

    SEL6
    
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 156
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    950 PM CDT Sat May 8 2021
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
      Eastern Kansas
      Western and Central Missouri
    
    * Effective this Saturday night and Sunday morning from 950 PM
      until 500 AM CDT.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
        to 75 mph possible
      Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
        to 2 inches in diameter possible
      A tornado or two possible
    
    SUMMARY...Thunderstorms continue to organize and strengthen across
    eastern Kansas.  These storms are expected to track across the watch
    area through the early morning hours, posing a risk of damaging
    winds and hail.  An isolated tornado or two is also possible.
    
    The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
    statute miles north and south of a line from 20 miles west of Olathe
    KS to 20 miles south of Columbia MO. For a complete depiction of the
    watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
    
    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 154...WW 155...
    
    AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
    2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
    few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
    28035.
    
    ...Hart

    National Risk Overview

    Sunday, May 9
    TORNADO: 5%
    HAIL: 30%
    WIND: 30%
    Monday, May 10
    TORNADO: 2%
    HAIL: 15%
    WIND: 15%
    Tuesday, May 11
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Wednesday, May 12
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Thursday, May 13
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Friday, May 14
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Saturday, May 15
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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