SPC Tornado Watch 709

SPC Tornado Watch 709

WW 709 TORNADO KS NE 121810Z – 130000Z

Tornado Watch Number 709
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
110 PM CDT Thu Oct 12 2023

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Northern Kansas
Central Nebraska

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 110 PM until
700 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2 inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible

SUMMARY…Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to
continue to develop across central Nebraska into northern Kansas
this afternoon, including some supercells capable of tornadoes and
large hail.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 110 statute miles
north and south of a line from 55 miles west southwest of Broken Bow
NE to 20 miles southeast of Grand Island NE. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 55 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 21030.


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