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.
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
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