SPC Tornado Watch 688

SPC Tornado Watch 688

WW 688 TORNADO KS NE 212150Z – 220300Z

Tornado Watch Number 688
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
450 PM CDT Thu Sep 21 2023

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
North central Kansas
South central Nebraska

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 450 PM until
1000 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY…Supercells will persist into this evening along a
stationary front across southern Nebraska, with the potential to
produce a couple of tornadoes and isolated very large hail of 2 to
2.5 inches in diameter. Some clustering of storms is expected later
this evening into early tonight, with some increase in the threat
for damaging winds as storms spread east-southeastward along the
Nebraska/Kansas border.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles
east and west of a line from 25 miles north of Kearney NE to 90
miles south of Hastings NE. For a complete depiction of the watch
see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).


REMEMBER…A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and 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.



AVIATION…Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 26010.


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