Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tornado Watch Issued for Parts of Nebraska / Kansas...

The above Tornado Watch was just issued by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, OK. It is valid until 9pm CST and includes the cities of Concordia, Grand Island, Hastings and Lincoln.

Thunderstorms are developing along and ahead of a surface cold front and dryline across southwest and southcentral Nebraska into northcentral Kansas.  This trend will continue as the activity moves East/Northeast this evening.

Large hail and strong, possibly damaging wind gusts are the primary threats, however isolated tornadoes are also possible.

If you live in this region, please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or another trusted source for later statements and possible warnings.  Have a sheltering plan in mind and be prepared to go there immediately if threatening weather approaches your area...

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