Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued until 1-a.m. Wednesday

Weather

May 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Severe Storms Predication Center in Norman, OK, has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH (#224) until 1-a.m. CDT for the Following Counties in the KJAN listening area:

ADAIR-AUDUBON- CARROLL-CASS- CRAWFORD- FREMONT-GREENE-GUTHRIE- HARRISON-MILLS-MONONA-MONTGOMERY  POTTAWATTAMIE-SAC and SHELBY.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. A severe thunderstorm by definition is a thunderstorm that produces one inch hail or larger in diameter and/or winds equal or exceed 58 miles an hour.

During the watch, people should review severe thunderstorm safety rules and be prepared to move a place of safety if threatening weather approaches.