Friday, April 27, 2012

Thunderstorms Forming Along Dryline in Kansas...

Thunderstorms are beginning to develop along the dryline (the orange scalloped line on the above surface image) across west-central and southwest Kansas at this hour.  This activity is likely to increase in coverage and intensity over the next few hours as the dryline advances East into a more unstable airmass over central Kansas and extreme northcentral Oklahoma (especially within the red scalloped area on the image).

A Tornado Watch may be issued for this region soon by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC).  

Very large hail (in excess of 2 inches in diameter), damaging wind gusts and tornadoes are likely with severe storms across this region this afternoon and evening.  A few of the tornadoes could become strong and/or long tracked.

Folks across the above region should remain alert, particularly from midday into this afternoon, for signs of severe weather and rapidly changing conditions.  Be sure that you have already identified your best sheltering option at home, work or school if you are in this region, and be ready to go there quickly if severe weather is observed or a warning issued for your area.

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