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Sunday, May 08, 2011

CSW Weather: MetroRegion Kansas City Severe Storm Chances Later Today- Late Wednesday Into Early Thursday

There are at least 2 discernible severe weather chances in the region over the next several days:

Later this Sunday afternoon and evening- and again later this coming Wednesday and- for Metro K.C.- more so early Thursday- according to the National Weather Service's (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman Oklahoma (OK) .


Today's severe risk (see/click on graphic 1) covers the MetroRegion generally along a line north of U.S. 36 in Missouri (MO) and Kansas (KS) and west of U.S. 63 in MO..

The risk-area covers parts of Iowa (IA)- Nebraska (NE)- and South Dakota (SD) as well.

The greatest tornado risk- 5%- would be in a swath from extreme northern KS- across NE into western SD..


Next Wednesday- the extended outlook  (see/click on graphic 2) indicates the risk of severe thunderstorms with "all facets" of damaging/life-threatening weather- including tornadoes-  aross southern & southeastern NE- all but the western quarter of KS south into OK and central Texas (TX).


Metro Kansas City indicates to be just east of this outlook area that would include KS cities as Topeka- Emporia- Garnett and Pittsburg and which is valid through 7 a.m. Thursday morning.


For your protection- keep alert for rapidly changing- damaging and life-threatening weather conditions later today in the mentioned areas and stay alert of the weather Wednesday and Thursday in the Central States.

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