Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Risk of Severe Weather Today

The Storm Prediction Center has areas of the Ozarks in a 2% tornado threat, along with other severe weather threats.  The National Weather Service office in Springfield lists the risks as:
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated to significant lighting 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


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Severe Weather Potential Later Today


UPDATE 12:54PM:  SPC and NWS have updated the forecast and removed the potential for severe weather in most of these areas.

The Storm Prediction Center has portions of SW MO, SE KS, NE OK and NW AR in a slight risk for severe weather today. The National Weather Service in Springfield, MO notes that once the storms clear this morning, if the atmosphere recovers, the main concern will be the potential for severe weather later this afternoon.  The main risks will be:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated flooding risk
  • Significant lightning risk
  • Limited excessive heat 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


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Severe Weather Possible Tonight/Tomorrow

The Storm Prediction Center has much of MO and other areas to the SE in a slight risk zone for
severe weather.  This includes the possibility of isolated tornadoes.  A good portion of MO is in a 5% risk area for that development.  The National Weather Service in Springfield, MO lists the hazards as:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Significant flooding risk
  • Significant lighting risk
  • Limited excessive heat risk
Storms are expected to develop later this afternoon into the evening hours.  Severe weather is also possible Thursday afternoon and 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


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Red morning sun? Canadian wildfires....

The wild fires in Canada provided a beautiful red sunrise this morning in Southwest Missouri.  Here's an interesting article that describes what is going on.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Severe Storms Possible This Evening In The Ozarks

The Storm Prediction Center has now (as of late this afternoon) put SW MO, SE KS, NE OK and
NW AR in a slight risk box, including a tornado risk.  The National Weather Service in Springfield, MO lists the potential risks in SW MO and SE KS as:
  • Elevated tornado risk
  • Limited hail risk
  • Limited thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated flooding risk
  • Significant lighting risk
There is currently a tornado warned storm in NE OK tracking towards SW MO.  

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


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Severe Storms Expected Late This Evening


The Storm Prediction Center a portion of Western MO (including Joplin) in a slight risk area for severe weather, including a 2% chance of a tornado.  Further to the west there is an enhanced and moderate risk.  The National Weather Service office in Springfield, MO notes that severe storms could impact SE KS and SW MO later this evening, including a limited tornado risk.  The hazards expected are:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated flooding risk
  • Significant lightning risk
From roughly Joplin and to the west, the tornado risk is up to 5% with a 10% to 15% chance further west and into Central KS.

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


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Severe Weather Potential - Today and Tomorrow (4/8/15 - 4/9/15)


UPDATED 13:58
The Storm Prediction Center has most of the Midwest in a slight risk category for severe weather, and much of MO, KS and some of OK and IL in an enhanced risk for severe weather.  The National Weather Service in Springfield lists the following hazards:
  • Elevated tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated Significant lightning risk
  • Limited non-thunderstorm wind risk
There will be a chance for daytime storms, however, the severe storms are expected to develop in the late afternoon west of MO, then move through the SW MO area.  

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