SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 166

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 166

WW 166 SEVERE TSTM KS MO 302250Z – 010500Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 166
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
550 PM CDT Tue Apr 30 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Eastern Kansas
Western and Northern Missouri

* Effective this Tuesday afternoon from 550 PM until Midnight

* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
mph likely
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter likely
A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY…An organized band of severe thunderstorms over eastern
Kansas and northwest Missouri will continue to move east this
evening into the Watch area. Supercells with an attendant risk for
large to very large hail, perhaps a tornado, and severe gusts are
possible before some upscale growth into one or more linear bands of
storms later this evening. As the linear upscale growth occurs,
wind damage will increasingly become the primary severe hazard.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 45 miles northwest of
Kirksville MO to 55 miles south southeast of Olathe KS. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).


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



AVIATION…A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 65 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector


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