URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 690
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
100 PM CDT Sat Sep 23 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western and Central Missouri
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 100 PM until
900 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include…
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY…Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms may produce large
hail and locally damaging winds this afternoon, with a secondary
round of storms expected across the region later this afternoon into
evening, which will likely include additional storm development to
the west of the early afternoon storms.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles east and west of a line from 10 miles northeast of
Chillicothe MO to 55 miles south southeast of Olathe KS. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).
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 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector