We’ve Got Your Back: KSNT News prepares for severe weather

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – While you take measures to prepare for Tuesday’s weather, KSNT News is also preparing to have your back when it strikes.

It’s that time of year…tornado season is in full throttle but rest assured so is KSNT News.

With top meteorologists and storm chasers, KSNT News tracks severe weather long before it strikes and Tuesday is no exception.

“When those systems start coming our way we watch them because out ahead of it things start to change in the plains. The moisture starts coming in from the Gulf of Mexico and everything starts coming into place, storm comes in from the west, moisture comes in from the South and what you get is explosive thunder storms,” said KSNT Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller.

We can expect heavy weather by Tuesday afternoon and evening time; however, the location of the storms hasn’t been set in stone. But whether it’s Manhattan, Junction City or Topeka, KSNT News’ Kyle Soldani will be tracking the storm’s progress. He and his team of other chasers are able to track the storm using radar software.

“We also have video streaming software that we use to stream back to KSNT.”

So if it’s by weather radio, television, or online, we will have the latest updates.

“I’ll be in Wednesday morning recapping our Tuesday evening events because this is a significant chance for weather. Is it a slam-dunk? Of course not but at the same time, the threat is there. When you look at the events of Sunday night, this chance is even bigger than that,” said KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Kyle Borchert.

Emergency responders are also urging Kansans to prepare ahead of Tuesday’s weather event. With the chance of heavy hail and the potential of tornadoes moving throughout northeast Kansas, Shawnee County emergency responders say that they are gathering information about the storm from the national weather service.

“We usually want people to build a kit, make a plan and stay informed,” says Shawnee County Emergency Management’s Dusty Nichols. “Building a kit is making sure you have communications devices charged up and ready to go.”

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