StormIntelligence Digest – Sunday, April 28, 2019; from our friends @WeatherGuidance

Significant and/or Noteworthy Severe Weather Events for Sunday, 4/28/19

Hail Events:

1a

A cluster of severe thunderstorms produced an extensive band of large to very large hail from west-central into portions of southcentral Kansas on Sunday.    The largest hail, which averaged 1.75-2.5 inches in diameter via radar and ground reports, occurred in sparsely populated areas within the overall band.

As far as some of the more populated areas are concerned, the largest hail, which averaged 1.5 inch in diameter, +/- 0.5 inch occurred in the Hutchinson, KS area:

Zipcode         Population   Homes          Businesses

67501            27200            10300            840

Please also refer to applicable StormIntelligence hail data products for additional details.

 

Wind Events:

1b

The same cluster of thunderstorms that produced the large to very large hail noted above produced high winds of 60-70 mph from near the Great Bend, KS area into the Lyons, McPherson and Hutchinson, KS areas late on Sunday evening/Sunday night.  The zip codes with the greatest impacts include:

Zipcode         Population   Homes          Businesses

67501            27200            10300            840

67579            3100              1100              80

67554            4300              1700              120

67460            15000            6300              550

Please also refer to applicable StormIntelligence wind data products for additional details.

 

 

Tornado Events:

There were no significant and/or noteworthy tornado events in populated areas on Sunday.

Please also refer to applicable StormIntelligence tornado data products for additional details.

 

Lightning Strike Activity:

1c

There were 1.3 million cloud to ground lightning strikes across the lower 48 United States on Sunday.  The greatest concentrations of strikes were located from the central plains to the upper-Mississippi Valley region, and scattered pockets over the southwest U.S. and in the central Rockies.

Please also refer to applicable StormIntelligence lightning data products for additional details.

 

Severe Weather Outlooks for Today and Tomorrow

Today, Monday, 4/29/19:

1d

Scattered instances of large hail are possible over portions of west-central and northwest Texas this afternoon or evening, including the Midland and Abilene areas (as shown in yellow on the above image).  Isolated instances are also possible within the brown shaded area, to include the Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lubbock and Amarillo areas.

 

1eScattered instances of damaging wind gusts are possible over portions of west-central and northwest Texas this afternoon or evening, including the Midland and Abilene areas (as shown in yellow on the above image).  Isolated instances are also possible within the brown shaded area, to include the Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lubbock and Amarillo areas.

1f

There is a risk for an isolated to scattered tornado over portions of west-central and northwest Texas this afternoon or evening, including the Midland and Abilene areas (as shown in brown on the above image).  Elsewhere, there is a slight chance of an isolated tornado within the green shaded area on the above image, which includes the Wichita Falls, TX area.

Please also refer to applicable StormIntelligence severe weather outlook products for additional details.

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 4/30/19:

1g

The potential exists for a significant severe weather episode on Tuesday afternoon and/or evening from portions of central and eastern Oklahoma into southeaster Kansas, western and central Missouri.  Very large hail, in some instances greater than 2 inches in diameter, damaging winds and a few strong tornadoes are possible, especially within the orange shaded and red outlined area on the above image.

The greatest risk of potentially significant severe weather includes the following locations, based on present indications:

City                 Population   Homes           Businesses

Tulsa, OK      401,800        155,000        15,000

Joplin, MO    52,300          20,270          1,600

Please also refer to applicable StormIntelligence severe weather outlook products for additional details.

 

Wildfire Outlooks for Today and Tomorrow

Today, Monday, 4/29/19:

1h

There is an elevated risk of wildfire development and/or spread from portions of extreme southeastern Arizona into portions of southwestern and southcentral New Mexico today.

Please also refer to applicable StormIntelligence wildfire outlooks and data products for additional details, and the real time StormIntelligence wildfire data feeds as activity may occur.

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 4/30/19:

1i

There is an elevated risk of wildfire development and/or spread from portions of southern New Mexico into extreme southwest Texas on Tuesday.

Please also refer to applicable StormIntelligence wildfire outlooks and data products for additional details, and the real time StormIntelligence wildfire data feeds as activity may occur.

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