Weather

County,
Special Weather Statement issued May 07 at 3:18PM CDT until May 10 at 7:00AM CDT by NWS
Effective: 3:18 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015
Expires: 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 10, 2015

...BRIEF LANDSPOUT TORNADOES POSSIBLE IN ASSOCIATION WITH LINE OF
THUNDERSTORMS/TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUDS...
STORM SPOTTERS HAVE SIGHTED LANDSPOUT TYPE FUNNEL CLOUDS THIS
AFTERNOON ALONG A LINE FROM LIBERAL INTO CENTRAL KANSAS. ALTHOUGH
TYPICALLY WEAKER AND SHORTER LIVED THAN TORNADOES ASSOCIATED WITH
ORGANIZED SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS...LANDSPOUT TORNADOES CAN STILL
CAUSE INJURY OR MINOR DAMAGE. LANDSPOUTS DEVELOP AS A SURFACE
FRONT OR WIND SHIFT LINE INTERACT WITH A TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUD OR
DEVELOPING THUNDERSTORM. LANDSPOUTS ARE NOT USUALLY ASSOCIATED
WITH A WALL CLOUD AND ARE OFTEN DIFFICULT TO DETECT WITH WEATHER
RADAR.
IF A LANDSPOUT IS SIGHTED...FIRST TAKE ANY NECESSARY TORNADO SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS...AND THEN REPORT THE LANDSPOUT ACTIVITY TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN DODGE CITY AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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