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The original item was published from 5/27/2017 11:07:49 AM to 5/28/2017 12:00:01 AM.

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Posted on: May 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Increasing Potential for Severe Weather Today

To All:

If there is going to be one day this year when we all need to be especially weather aware, it’s today. Now is the time to go over your sheltering plan, make a kit, know where you will go in case of high winds and/or tornadoes.  Obviously this is the day many are outside, which makes it even more important to continually check your fav weather source(s) for up-to-date info.  If you are outside, identify a place to go for shelter - a building or structure nearby.  Your car is NOT a good place to be during a high wind event.  Stay safe by being weather aware and seek shelter if needed.

Key Points:- Significant risk for severe storms for this afternoon through this evening. Time frame of primary concern is from 3 PM through midnight.- A warm air layer aloft (cap) will suppress storm development through early this afternoon but there will be a risk for severe weather if isolated storms can develop.-- Rapid development of severe storms is expected through this afternoon and evening.- Atmospheric conditions will support very large hail and damaging winds.- Conditional risk for tornadoes dependent on orientation low level winds and boundaries.An isolated strong tornado can’t be ruled out due to an extremely unstable atmosphere.

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