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Archive for Monday, May 20, 2013

Tornado watch issued for Franklin County; hazardous weather possible for Lawrence

Strong storms are expected south and east of the Lawrence area Monday evening.

Strong storms are expected south and east of the Lawrence area Monday evening.

May 20, 2013

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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch, effective until 10 p.m., for Franklin and Johnson counties, south and east of Douglas County.

Douglas County, meanwhile, is under a "hazardous weather outlook" for this evening, but the more severe storms with potential hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are expected south of Interstate 35.

Check LJWorld.com for updates as they become available.

Comments

Jake Esau 1 year, 3 months ago

Hazardous weather outlooks are always issued for an entire NWS WFO (Weather Forecast Office) area when there is any threat of any type of damaging weather regardless of how small the threat is or where in the forecast area the weather is expected to occur.

This means that if the Topeka WFO expects storms near Manhattan, Lawrence will be under a hazardous weather outlook, but does not necessarily mean that Lawrence has a threat of hazardous weather.

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