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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Statement as of 6:03 PM CDT on August 24, 2016


Severe Thunderstorm Watch 455 remains in effect until 1100 PM CDT
for the following locations


KS
. Kansas counties included are

Allen Anderson Atchison
Brown Butler Chase
Chautauqua Coffey Cowley
Dickinson Doniphan Douglas
Elk Franklin Geary
Greenwood Harper Harvey
Jackson Jefferson Johnson
Kingman Leavenworth Linn
Lyon McPherson Marion
Miami Morris Nemaha
Osage Pottawatomie Reno
Riley Sedgwick Shawnee
Sumner Wabaunsee Wilson
Woodson Wyandotte




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:52 PM EDT on August 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
Alabama - Public Information Statement
Alaska - Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Special Statement
Arizona - Areal Flood Advisory
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Heat Advisory
California - Fire Weather Warning , Air Quality Alert
Colorado - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Florida - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Flash Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
Idaho - Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Indiana - Tornado Warning , Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Iowa - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
Kansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Heat Advisory
Michigan - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Heat Advisory
Missouri - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flash Flood Watch
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory , Air Quality Alert
Nebraska - Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
New Mexico - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Ohio - Tornado Warning , Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch
Oklahoma - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Oregon - Heat Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
South Carolina - Record Report
Texas - Flood Warning , Heat Advisory
Utah - Public Information Statement
Washington - Heat Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Special Statement

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