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Severe Thunderstorms & Heavy Rain in the Plains/Midwest; Clouds and Rain Threaten Eclipse Viewing for Some

While much of the nation observes today's eclipse, clouds threaten to obscure the view in parts of the Plains, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, and Southeast states. The weather could be more than just a nuisance in the north-central Plains and Midwest where scattered severe storms are possible this afternoon and evening. Very large hail, damaging wind gusts, and flash floods are possible. Read More >

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wichita KS
500 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

500 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Central Kansas,
South Central Kansas and Southeast Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Widely scattered thunderstorms are possible across mainly central
and south-central Kansas today. Thunderstorms will increase in
coverage tonight, especially across central Kansas. The main threats
will be very heavy rainfall rates and possible flooding, generally
for the area to the east of Interstate 135, and to the north of
Highway 54. Very isolated occurrences of downburst wind gusts of 50
to 60 mph will also be possible with any storms late this afternoon
into tonight.

Heat indices of around 100 degrees are expected this afternoon,
generally along and southeast of the Kansas Turnpike.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Lingering thunderstorms will be possible Tuesday, mainly in south-
central and southeastern Kansas. A few strong storms with locally
heavy rainfall will be possible.

A chance of thunderstorms will return to the forecast from late Friday
into the weekend. The probability for severe weather is low.


Spotter activation is not anticipated today or tonight.


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Hazard Scale [Definitions]
5 - Very Significant VERY SIGNIFICANT RISK OR IMPACT. Could potentially injure and/or kill the most people and/or result in catastrophic property and economic damage.
4 - Signficant SIGNIFICANT RISK OR IMPACT. Could result in significant economic and/or property damage, and/or a significant risk to life.
3 - Medium MEDIUM economic impact. These events are a risk to life, and/or property with medium economic impact.
2 - Small Mainly nuisance type events. Risk to life and/or property is small if precautions are taken.
1 - Minimal Minimal Risk to life and/or property.
0 - Nil No Significant or Hazardous Weather Expected.


Please send any comments on this product to Chance Hayes, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, WFO Wichita, Kansas.

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