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August 8, 2023 5:22 PM

Damaging Severe Storms Forecast for Late Tonight into Wednesday Morning - Be Prepared.

The NWS forecast damaging severe storms late tonight over Central Kansas. A complex of storms will move eastward late tonight into Wednesday morning with damaging to significant damaging winds possible. The latest forecast includes the potential of damaging winds 70 to 80 mph as the main threat. Straight-line winds are possible, where winds can exceed 100 mph. The timing for Russell is between midnight and 4 am.

The NWS considers winds severe when they reach or exceed 58 mph. Damaging winds can knock over trees, and break tree limbs, and power poles. Please secure any outside items, monitor your weather radio or local media, and have an emergency plan ready.

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