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This image is a visible satellite view at 745 PM. The dashed green line, shows the This image is a visible satellite view at 745 PM. The dashed green line, shows the 'dryline'. To the west of the dryline, dewpoints were in the 20's and 30's, and in the upper 60's to the lower 70's to east. The cold front (solid blue line) was sweeping across northwest Kansas with 50-70 mph winds occurring behind the front. (Incidently the area around letter A shows the blowing dust occurring behind the cold front, which was being kicked up by the very strong winds. ) The four storms, indicated by yellow arrows, all produced tornadoes within 20 minutes of the time of this image. The purple arrow indicates the jet stream, or axis of strongest winds at 34,000 ft (250mb). Wind profiler winds at 250mb are plotted in blue using standard meteorological notation. The strongest profiler wind plotted is the 80 knots at Lamont, OK which is west of Ponca City and due south of Wichita. The 8PM surface observations are plotted in red, but are barely legible.

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