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


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Severe Weather Potential Today - Thursday 4/2/15

The Storm Prediction Center has much of the Midwest in a slight risk box for severe weather, with an enhanced risk in extreme SE KS, extreme NE OK, Southern MO, extreme Northern AR and on to the east in small parts of IL, IN, KY, and TN.  The National Weather Service in Springfield lists the risks in the Ozarks as:
  • Elevated tornado risk  ***UPDATED***
  • Significant hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated flooding risk
  • Significant lightning risk
The potential for severe weather will be late afternoon into tonight.
  
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, 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***