Areas affected…eastern Colorado into southeast Wyoming…the
Nebraska Panhandle…and western Kansas
Concerning…Severe Thunderstorm Watch 588…
Valid 162327Z – 170130Z
The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 588
SUMMARY…Storms/severe risk continue to gradually increase across
the WW area.
DISCUSSION…The latest radar loop over the central High Plains
vicinity shows a couple of strong/likely severe storms over Lincoln
county, in southwestern portions of WW 588, moving southeastward.
New/intense cells have developed quickly across northeast Colorado
over the past half hour, while still farther north/northwest, a
convective increase is noted over the southeast Wyoming vicinity.
Severe risk continues across the watch area, where an axis of strong
instability — aided by a southeasterly influx of low-level moisture
— is indicated. Very large hail remains possible, along with
locally damaging winds.
With time, storms are expected to spread — or redevelop — eastward
into more of Kansas and Nebraska, as a low-level jet intensifies
this evening. We will continue to monitor convective evolution,
with a new watch/watches anticipated east of the existing WW, during
…Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product…
LAT…LON 38060339 38870406 40680508 42430538 43190436 42960294
41040065 38290072 38060339