Monday, September 1, 2014

Strong to Severe Weather Expected Later Today


A strong to severe storm system is expected to impact the Ozarks later this afternoon and evening.  The storm prediction center has the area in a slight risk box with a 2% chance of a tornado occurring within the area.  The Springfield National Weather Service lists the threats as:

  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Limited flooding risk
  • Significant lightning risk
  • Limited excessive heat risk

The main threat will be damaging wind gusts up to 70MPH and large hail to the size of golf balls.  Frequent lightning is also expected along with a very limited threat of an isolated tornado.

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


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Severe Weather Possible This Afternoon Into Tonight

Severe storms will be possible this afternoon into tonight.  There is currently a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect.  The National Weather Service in Springfield, MO lists the risks as:
  • Limited Tornado Risk
  • Elevated Hail Risk
  • Elevated Thunderstorm Wind Damage Risk
  • Limited Flooding Risk
  • Significant Lightning Risk
Additionally, the Storm Prediction Center has most of MO, Eastern KS, much of OK and NW AR in a slight risk box for severe weather, with a 2% chance of a tornado occurring in this area.

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, June 23, 2014

The Outlaw Chasers - Pilger, NE Footage


The Outlaw Chasers, Randy "Outlaw" Hicks and Lisa, got some amazing footage of the Pilger, NE tornado that sadly did major EF-4 damage to that town.  They have multiple camera angles, including a probe with three cameras that almost took a direct hit.  It produced some amazing up close and personal footage.  If you are a FB user, you can "Like" their page, I would expect more interesting video to follow soon.

There is some language, so if that bothers you, feel free to mute the audio.  However, you will miss some intense sounds.

The Outlaw Chasers FB Page



Monday, May 12, 2014

Severe Storms Possible Later This Afternoon


Severe storms will be possible this afternoon.  The main threat with these storms will be large hail and thunderstorm winds up to 60MPH.

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


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Strong to Severe Storms Possible Later Today

The Storm Prediction Center has almost all of MO, KS, AR and OK in a slight risk box for severe weather today, along with some other states.  Most of this area is in a 2% risk of tornado development, with some of KS and OK in a 5% risk box.

The Springfield National Weather service lists the following risks today as:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Significant lightning risk
  • Limited non-thunderstorm wind damage risk
A couple of rounds of thunderstorms are likely, with the early storms mainly including the risk of hail.  Later this evening, stronger storms may develop that could include the risks above.

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


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Severe Weather Expected Today

The Storm Prediction Center has MO and AR in a moderate risk box for severe weather today.  There has been quite a bit of talk about an "outbreak" of severe weather today.  The important thing is to have a plan, and pay attention to local weather sources.  The Springfield National Weather Service lists the following hazards expected:

  • Limited tornado risk
  • Significant hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Significant lightning risk

Take note, there has been some discussion of hail to the size of tennis balls.

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


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Experimental Local Storm Reports SPC Page

The SPC introduced an experimental version of the preliminary daily storm report summary through several enhancements on a new webpage.  These enhancements include a new page framework and layout, improved functionality and personalization. More information from each Local Storm Report (LSR) will be accessible, and winter weather LSRs will now be included.

Since this service is experimental, these reports may NOT contain edited, deleted or added reports that are currently performed as needed in the "operational" LSR webpage. Again, LSRs should always be considered PRELIMINARY.