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May 21, 2005

Severe weather watches issued - 5:30p CDT

I wasn't planning on talking about talking much more about the severe weather threat today because it honestly looked a little boring. However, given the new Tornado Watch I decided to post an update. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in northern Minnesota and a Tornado Watch in western Iowa, eastern Nebraska, and northeastern Kansas. The shear profiles are looking stronger than expected which will lead to stronger rotation and a greater threat of tornados. While these storms have yet to develop, they should develop along surface front and become severe very quickly (perhaps in under 20 minutes). The big danger with this line will be the potential for tornados after dark. The big question involved here is whether the storms will break the strong capping inversion in the area.


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