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Scott Roberts

The Sleeper Play

I’m pulling the trigger on chasing today, for a solo run to northwest Kansas. Staging point will be Colby (at the truck stop at exit 54). It’s definitely the sleeper target. Streams live starting about 2pm CDT at https://ksstorm.tv

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Scott Roberts

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Possible Soon

From SPC Seasonably strong boundary-layer heating/mixing is ongoing, within a narrow pre-cold frontal corridor wrapping into the vicinity of a modest surface cyclone centered west/northwest of Hill City, KS. To the east of this axis, weak to modest low-level moisture return on southerly low-level flow continues. Beneath rather steep mid-level lapse rates associated with warm and capping elevated mixed-layer air, it appears that this is contributing to mixed-layer CAPE up to around 1500 J/kg, east

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Matt Harding

Severe Weather Threat Update: Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A handful of severe storms are possible this afternoon. There remains a bust potential in south-central Kansas, as a formidable cap is in place. If storms break the cap, hail to golfball size, winds to 70 mph are possible. There is a non-zero tornado threat, which will be driven by storm interactions.

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Scott Roberts

Threat Area Shifts Slightly North

Isolated to scattered severe storms possible in central, north central and northeast Kansas tonight. It’s far from a foregone conclusion; there’s still a blue sky bust potential. But storms that are able to break the formidable cap would generate quarter- to golf ball-size hail. Tornado probability is very low, but non-zero.

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Scott Roberts

Valentines Weekend Storm Update: NWS Situation Reports

Here’s a highlight from the NWS Situation reports around the region. The reports themselves are linked at the bottom. I will have an Outlook Update shortly, and Matt will produce a new Briefing around mid-day. Don’t forget our Facebook Live at 2pm with Matt and Mark Bogner!

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2020 04 20

Though he passed nearly two months ago, our hearts are still hurting over the loss of a valued member of the KSStorm.Info team — Steve Boleski. As we enter storm season we offer a look at some of the chasing photos Steve was able to take over the past four seasons.

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