Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Severe Storms Likely Later Today (Wed 3/25/15)

The Storm Prediction Center has a good portion of OK and the far SW portion of MO in a moderate risk box for severe weather today.  The Springfield NWS Office lists the primary risk being ping pong ball sized hail for SW MO.  The full list includes:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated to significant hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated flooding risk
  • Significant lighting risk
  • Limited non-thunderstorm wind risk
You should stay tuned to local weather forecasts, as the information at OzarkStorms.com is only current at the time of posting.  Make sure your NOAA All Hazards Radio is on and backed up by battery. If you don't own a NOAA All Hazards Radio, you should. Click the link for a previous blog post on selecting one.

Springfield, MO NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Severe Thunderstorms Today (Tuesday 3/24/15)

There is an enhanced risk for severe weather in SW MO today, with some risk also in SE KS, NE OK, and NW AR.  The National Weather Service in Springfield, MO lists the risks as:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Limited thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated lighting risk
  • Limited non thunderstorm wind risk
The main threat will be large hail, and the timing is expected to be later this afternoon and into the evening.

You should stay tuned to local weather forecasts, as the information at OzarkStorms.com is only current at the time of posting.  Make sure your NOAA All Hazards Radio is on and backed up by battery. If you don't own a NOAA All Hazards Radio, you should. Click the link for a previous blog post on selecting one.

Springfield, MO NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook


Monday, March 23, 2015

Severe Weather Possible Tuesday and Wednesday 3/24-3/25 2015

It's that time of year again.  Now is the time to prepare for Spring weather.  Do you have a safety plan?  Do you have an all hazards radio (weather alert)?  How about sheltering supplies?  If you wait until there is a weather event, then it isn't a plan any more...it's a reaction.

Initial statements indicate large hail will be the main threat on Tuesday and Wednesday.  More to follow...

You should stay tuned to local weather forecasts. Make sure your NOAA All Hazards Radio is on and backed up by battery. If you don't own a NOAA All Hazards Radio, you should. Click the link for a previous blog post on selecting one.

Springfield, MO NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook


Monday, March 9, 2015

Outlaw Chasers - Funnelcide! **Language Alert**

If you want to watch high intensity storm chasing without fluff and drama, this should do the trick.  This kind of thing is not for the amateur.  I don't even suggest it for the pro.  But it is intense.  Randy is a big boy, and can do things how he wishes...and that he does!  ***Language Alert***



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Severe Weather Possible This Afternoon And Evening

Updated 15:56: Tornado Risk changed to Elevated.

Storms are starting to move into the area. Thunderstorms with damaging wind and half dollar sized hail are possible, according to the Springfield National Weather Service.  This afternoon, the storms that develop may be severe. The Storm Prediction Center has much of the Midwest in a slight risk box today, including almost all of Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois and eastern Kansas and Oklahoma, among other states.  You can see this by clicking the Storm Prediction Center - Convective Outlook (Today) link below.

The National Weather Service in Springfield lists today's hazards as:

  • Elevated Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated flooding risk
  • Significant lighting risk
You should stay tuned to local weather forecasts. Make sure your NOAA All Hazards Radio is on and backed up by battery. If you don't own a NOAA All Hazards Radio, you should. Click the link for a previous blog post on selecting one.


Springfield, MO NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Severe Weather Possible Today and Tomorrow

Today, the Storm Prediction Center has parts of MO, KS and OK in a slight risk box for severe
weather that is expected this afternoon and evening.  The Springfield National Weather Service lists the potential weather hazards for today as:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated lightning risk
The NWS expects the main threat to be hail up to golf ball size and damaging wind gusts up to 60MPH.  There will be a limited threat for an isolated tornado or two from SE KS into West Central MO.  Joplin in in this threat area, Springfield is not at the time of this posting.

THURSDAY:  Severe storms are expected Thursday afternoon and evening across the area.  Large hail, damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes will be possible with the more intense storms.  

This isn't an expected outbreak of severe weather, but a notice to pay attention.

You should stay tuned to local weather forecasts. Make sure your NOAA All Hazards Radio is on and backed up by battery. If you don't own a NOAA All Hazards Radio, you should. Click the link for a previous blog post on selecting one.

Springfield, MO NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook