Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
531 AM CDT TUE AUG 23 2016

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531 AM CDT TUE AUG 23 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND
PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THERE ARE AT LEAST SLIGHT CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN THE
ENTIRE OUTLOOK AREA AT SOME POINT TODAY OR TONIGHT...WITH THE
OVERALL-HIGHEST CHANCES GENERALLY FAVORING COUNTIES NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 80 AND ALSO COUNTIES ALONG AND EAST OF THE HIGHWAY 281
CORRIDOR.

THIS MORNING...AN AREA OF ISOLATED TO SCATTERED STORMS WILL
CONTINUE TRACKING NORTHEAST THROUGH MAINLY NEBRASKA PORTIONS OF
THE AREA. THIS ACTIVITY COULD PRODUCE SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY
WINDS...ALONG WITH BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL...BEFORE IT EVENTUALLY
DISSIPATES OR MOVES OUT OF THE OUTLOOK AREA BY MID-TO-LATE
MORNING.

LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING...THERE IS A CHANCE FOR
ADDITIONAL STORM DEVELOPMENT...ESPECIALLY WITHIN NORTHERN AND
EASTERN SECTIONS OF THE OUTLOOK AREA. THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY
REGARDING WHETHER THIS ACTIVITY WOULD BE MORE ISOLATED OR MORE
WIDESPREAD...AND IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE THAT MUCH OF THE AFTERNOON
AND EVENING STORM DEVELOPMENT COULD FOCUS SLIGHTLY EAST OF THE
OUTLOOK AREA. THAT BEING SAID...IF STORMS DO DEVELOP WITHIN THE
LOCAL AREA...THERE IS A DECENT CHANCE THAT A FEW WOULD BECOME
SEVERE...ESPECIALLY BETWEEN 5 PM AND MIDNIGHT. THE MAIN THREATS
WOULD BE HAIL UP TO AROUND PING PONG BALL SIZE...WIND GUSTS TO
AROUND 60 MPH...AND BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL THAT COULD CAUSE MINOR
FLOODING.

AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...SMALL THUNDERSTORM CHANCES LINGER WITHIN
MAINLY SOUTHERN AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE OUTLOOK AREA...BUT ANY
POSSIBLE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT SHOULD BE DIMINISHED BY THAT TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

AT LEAST SMALL THUNDERSTORM CHANCES EXIST WITHIN ALL...OR AT
LEAST SOME PORTION OF THE OUTLOOK AREA...DURING EACH DAY AND NIGHT
FORECAST PERIOD. SOME OF THE OVERALL HIGHEST THUNDERSTORM CHANCES
ARE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

FOCUSING ON SEVERE STORM POTENTIAL...AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND
SOUTHEAST OF A LINE EXTENDING FROM PHILLIPSBURG KANSAS TO YORK
NEBRASKA STAND AT LEAST A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE MAIN THREATS WITH ANY SEVERE
STORMS WILL BE QUARTER SIZE HAIL...WIND GUSTS TO AROUND 60
MPH...AND BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL.

BEYOND WEDNESDAY...IT IS TOO SOON TO CONFIDENTLY ASSESS ANY SEVERE
STORM POTENTIAL THAT MIGHT EXIST.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED ON AT LEAST AN ISOLATED BASIS
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...PRIMARILY WITHIN NORTHERN AND
EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE OUTLOOK AREA.

&&

MORE INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE FOLLOWING WEB PAGE:
   HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/HASTINGS  (ALL LOWERCASE)

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PFANNKUCH/ROSSI



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