Minnesota Weather

Severe Weather

Current Watches and Warnings

More Maps

Kansas, Wabaunsee

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Statement as of 5:45 PM CDT on July 28, 2015

Expires 1:00 AM EDT on July 29, 2015


The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
southern Iowa
northeast Kansas
northwest Missouri
southeast Nebraska

* effective this Tuesday afternoon from 545 PM until midnight
CDT.

* Primary threats include...
scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible

Summary... scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop along a
boundary across southern IA into northeast KS. Very moist and
unstable conditions will promote a risk of damaging winds and hail
in the strongest cells through the evening.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles north and south of a line from 35 miles southeast
of Cedar Rapids Iowa to 40 miles northwest of Manhattan Kansas.
For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
outline update (wous64 kwns wou9).

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Remember... a Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally
do produce tornadoes.


Aviation... a few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft
to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60
knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm
motion vector 27025.


... Hart


Heat Advisory

Statement as of 10:57 AM CDT on July 28, 2015

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on July 28, 2015


... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening...

A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening.

* Temperature... heat indices will peak around 105 degrees this
afternoon.

* Impacts... the heat and humidity will make heat related illness
like exhaustion... heat cramps and even heat stroke more
likely.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions... if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency... call 9 1 1.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned
room... stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and
neighbors.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:00 PM EDT on July 28, 2015

... 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 - Heat Advisory
Alaska - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Arizona - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning, Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning
California - Heat Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Special Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Air Quality Alert
Florida - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Heat Advisory , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Special Statement
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , Record Report
Idaho - Special Statement , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Flood Warning , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
Kansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Air Quality Alert
Massachusetts - Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Record Report
Minnesota - Wind Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning
Missouri - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Excessive Heat Warning , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Montana - Areal Flood Watch , High Wind Warning , Record Report
Nebraska - Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Nevada - Record Report
New Jersey - Air Quality Alert
New Mexico - Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
New York - Heat Advisory , Air Quality Alert
North Carolina - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Special Statement
North Dakota - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Heat Advisory
Oregon - Heat Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Air Quality Alert
Rhode Island - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Record Report
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Heat Advisory , Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Warning , Excessive Heat Warning , Special Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert, Special Statement
Utah - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Washington - Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Wisconsin - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement