URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 625
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1235 PM CDT Fri Aug 11 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 1235 PM until
800 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include…
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 4
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY…Scattered severe thunderstorms are forecast to develop
this afternoon and persist into the early evening. The stronger
storms will become supercellular and be capable of large to giant
hail along with a risk for severe gusts. A localized risk for a
tornado could develop during the early evening.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 90
statute miles east and west of a line from 50 miles northwest of
Lamoni IA to 20 miles west southwest of Topeka KS. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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
4 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector