Severe Weather Threat Kansas and Oklahoma

Don't normally do severe thunderstorm watches here but since it is early in the season and since two major metro areas (Oklahoma City and Wichita) and it is close to a third (Tulsa), I'm going ahead. 

A severe thunderstorm watch means to watch for large hail (≥1") and or damaging winds (≥58mph). 

Here is the two warnings that are in effect. The first is a severe thunderstorm warning out just southwest of Wichita until 3:30pm. This storm is moving in the general direction of the Wichita/Sedgwick Co. area and has produced two reports of hail between 3/4" and 1". Radar at 3:16pm:

The second looks like it has large hail and damaging wind potential as is moves NE to ENE through northern Oklahoma.

Here is the severe thunderstorm watch until 10pm. 






  1. Thanks for the warning Mike! I knew that we had rain in the forecast but had no idea that it would be such a storm. We got high wind and pea and dime-sized hail in Haysville (maybe a few nickle-sized pieces) for about 5 minutes and then that was followed by lightning and the storm passed through with no further precipitation.


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