Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 PM

Ponca City Now - August 18, 2015 3:53 pm

Kay County is included in the watch

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 495
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
300 PM CDT TUE AUG 18 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
EASTERN AND SOUTHERN KANSAS
WESTERN MISSOURI
NORTHERN AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA

* EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 300 PM UNTIL
1000 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 70 MPH POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO FORM / INCREASE OVER SEVERAL
PARTS OF THE WATCH AREA THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT. SOME OF THE ACTIVITY
WILL INCLUDE SUPERCELLS AND OTHER SUSTAINED STORMS THAT POSE A RISK
FOR LARGE HAIL…LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND…AND PERHAPS A TORNADO AS
THEY MOVE / DEVELOP GENERALLY EASTWARD.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75
STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES SOUTHEAST
OF KANSAS CITY MISSOURI TO 55 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ALVA OKLAHOMA.
FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 TORNADOES.

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