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Excessive Heat Continues for the Pacific Northwest; Flooding Impacts Expected in the Southwest U.S.

A dangerous heat wave persists for the Northwest into portions of California today with excessive heat warnings and heat advisories in effect. The active monsoon pattern with organized showers and thunderstorms and possible flash flooding with debris flows continues and will become enhanced in the Southwestern U.S. through Saturday. Read More >

Overview

A significant outbreak of severe weather occurred across the NWS Goodland service area on May 17th, 2019. A supercell thunderstorm developed just south of Goodland, Kansas and then moved northeast across the region. The storm then proceeded into the areas served by NWS North Platte, NE and NWS Hastings, NE. Throughout it's lifetime in the NWS Goodland service area, the storm produced hail up to 2-3 inches in diameter and at least 4 tornadoes. 3 of the tornadoes remained over open pasture, producing little to no damage. The most significant tornado occurred in Red Willow County in SW Nebraska.

 

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