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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Statement as of 10:12 PM CDT on May 24, 2016

Expires 6:00 AM EDT on May 25, 2016



The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch
208 in effect until 5 am CDT Wednesday for the following areas

In Kansas this watch includes 19 counties

In east central Kansas

Anderson Coffey Douglas
Franklin Geary Lyon
Morris Osage Shawnee
Wabaunsee

In north central Kansas

Clay Washington

In northeast Kansas

Brown Jackson Jefferson
Marshall Nemaha Pottawatomie
Riley

This includes the cities of... Alma... Alta Vista... Blue Rapids...
Burlingame... Burlington... Carbondale... Clay Center... Clifton...
Council Grove... Emporia... Eskridge... Frankfort... Garnett...
Grantville... Greenleaf... Hanover... Harveyville... Hiawatha...
Holton... Horton... Junction City... Lawrence... Lebo... Linn...
Lyndon... Manhattan... Maple Hill... Marysville... McFarland...
McLouth... Meriden... Nortonville... Osage City... Oskaloosa...
Ottawa... Overbrook... Paxico... Perry... Sabetha... Seneca...
St. Marys... Topeka... Valley Falls... Wamego and Washington.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:53 PM EDT on May 24, 2016

... storm safety information... .

A severe weather watch has been issued by the National Weather Service
in Topeka for a portion of Kansas. In the interest of public safety,
the following safety information is provided.

A watch means conditions are favorable for severe weather development
within the watch area. There is no cause for immediate concern, and you may
go about your normal business. Stay informed of the weather situation.
Know your County, nearby cities, and local landmarks whether at home or
on the Road. Listen to weather radio or local media for updated weather
information.

A warning means a severe thunderstorm or tornado has been observed or is
indicated by Doppler weather radar. If a warning is issued for your
location, immediately put your emergency safety plan into action.

... Severe thunderstorms may produce...

Strong damaging winds... damaging downburst winds associated with a severe
thunderstorm will be greater than 60 mph. Go indoors or into a basement
or storm shelter and stay away from windows.

Large hail... destructive hail associated with a severe thunderstorm will be
greater than one inch in diameter. Go indoors or into a basement and stay
away from windows.

Heavy rain... heavy rain may produce flash flooding quickly. Avoid low lying
and poor drainage areas. Be cautious when driving at night as roads could be
washed out. Turn around, don't drown.

Deadly lightning... lightning is a an underrated killer. When lightning
threatens, get indoors and away from windows, stay away from trees or towers
and avoid lakes and boats.

Tornadoes... tornadoes are natures most violent storms. The best shelters are
a basement or underground storm shelter on the lowest floor in the middle of
the building, or in an interior hallway or designated shelter area. Avoid
windows, Mobile homes and large open spaces like a gymnasium or auditorium.
If on the Road, drive to find safe shelter. As a last resort either abandon
vehicles and get into a ditch or stay belted in your vehicle crouched below
the window line.

Again, stay informed of the weather situation. Know your County, nearby cities,
and local landmarks whether at home or on the Road.

Listen to weather radio or local media for updated weather information.


Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Areal Flood Watch , Record Report
Arizona - Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Special Weather Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Tornado Watch , Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Air Quality Alert
Delaware - Air Quality Alert
Florida - Air Quality Alert
Georgia - Air Quality Alert
Hawaii - Flood Watch / Flood Statement
Idaho - Special Statement , Special Weather Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Air Quality Alert
Kansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Special Statement , Special Weather Statement , Hydrologic Statement , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Air Quality Alert
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Public Information Statement
Maryland - Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Massachusetts - Air Quality Alert
Michigan - Special Statement , Record Report
Mississippi - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Areal Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Warning , Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement
New Jersey - Air Quality Alert
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
New York - Air Quality Alert
North Carolina - Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Oklahoma - Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement , Special Weather Statement
Pennsylvania - Air Quality Alert
Rhode Island - Air Quality Alert
South Carolina - Air Quality Alert
South Dakota - Special Weather Statement
Tennessee - Air Quality Alert , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Texas - Tornado Watch , Flood Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Utah - Public Information Statement
Virginia - Record Report
Wisconsin - Air Quality Alert
Wyoming - Flood Warning

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