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Mesoscale Discussion 856
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0856
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0606 PM CDT Mon May 20 2024

   Areas of south central and southeastern Nebraska

   Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible 

   Valid 202306Z - 210100Z

   Probability of Watch Issuance...60 percent

   SUMMARY...Scattered strong thunderstorm development is initiating
   across the region and probably will persist into mid/late evening. 
   A few supercells are possible, primarily posing a risk for large

   DISCUSSION...Deepening convective development is underway where
   boundary-layer destabilization has become maximized in a corridor
   from near the Hastings/Kearney vicinity into the Greater Omaha area.
   This is in advance of a slowly southeastward advancing cold front,
   where lower/mid-tropospheric warming across much of the central
   Great Plains may be offsetting weakening of inhibition associated
   with insolation.  Still, roughly to the north of the Kansas/Nebraska
   border, temperatures in the 700-500 mb layer remain cooler relative
   to areas to south, and it appears inhibition is weak enough to allow
   for intensifying thunderstorm development during the next few hours.

   Mid/upper support for upward vertical motion remains uncertain, but
   strong southwesterly flow in mid/upper levels is contributing to
   sufficient deep-layer shear for supercell development.  With
   mixed-layer CAPE in excess of 2000 J/kg beneath steep mid-level
   lapse rates, stronger storms may pose an initial risk for severe

   Although boundary-layer cooling will contribute to increasing
   inhibition into and after sunset, modest strengthening of southerly 
   850 mb flow and associated warm advection may maintain stronger
   cells into mid/late evening.

   ..Kerr.. 05/20/2024

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   40829950 41519778 41609607 40759563 40129661 39959878
               40219958 40829950 

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