Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Severe Weather Possible Today - 4/26/2016

Graphic 1 - Severe Outlook
The Storm Prediction Center has much of the Midwest in a risk area for severe weather.  Most of this will be concentrated in the Southern Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma areas.  Much of Missouri is in an Enhanced risk area (See Graphic 1).  The National Weather Service in Springfield, MO notes that the main threat will be severe storms that develop late this afternoon and evening and move through the SW MO area into the overnight hours.  While all modes of severe weather are possible in Southwest Missouri and vicinity, the main tornadic risk will be along and west of the I-49 corridor, or along the MO/KS border and West (See Graphic 2).

The risks listed by the NWS for SW MO and SE KS are:

  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Graphic 2 - Tornadic Outlook
  • 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 and may not be all inclusive.  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, April 25, 2016

Severe Weather Possible Tuesday Night Into Wednesday

Severe weather is possible Tuesday night into Wednesday in the Ozarks.  There is plenty of time to prepare for that possibility. You should stay tuned to local weather forecasts, as the information at OzarkStorms.com is only current at the time of posting and may not be all inclusive.  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 30, 2016

Severe Storms Expected Today 3/30/16

SGF NWS Weather Story
The Storm Prediction Center has much of the Midwest in a slight to enhanced risk for severe weather today.  This includes the possibility for some tornado development.  As of 6:47AM, the Springfield, MO area is in a 2% risk box for tornado development, however, Joplin, MO is in a 5% risk box (see second image below).

SPC Tornado Outlook as of 6:49AM
The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Springfield, MO notes that strong to severe storms are expected by late morning, with the main threat being hail.  The second round is expected by late afternoon in SE KS, then will move into MO later in the evening.  Large hail, damaging wind and isolated tornadoes will be possible.  The full list of the risks today are:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Significant lightning 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 and may not be all inclusive.  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 23, 2016

Severe Weather Possible Today - 03/23/16

Storm Prediction Center Categorical Outlook
The Storm Prediction Center has a good portion of the Midwest, including the Ozarks, in a slight risk box for severe weather.  This includes a chance for tornado development.  The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Springfield, MO lists the following threat potential:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Significant lightning risk
  • Significant non-thunderstorm wind risk
  • Significant fire weather risk
Storms are expected to fire later this afternoon west of Springfield and move through the area this evening.

You should stay tuned to local weather forecasts, as the information at OzarkStorms.com is only current at the time of posting and may not be all inclusive.  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, December 26, 2015

Severe Weather Threat - 12/26/15

Graphic A.  SPC Categorical Outlook 12/26/16
The Storm Prediction Center has much of Missouri in a marginal risk threat for severe weather today.  Many other areas are also included in this threat, as well as slight and enhanced risk areas (See graphic A).  This includes some risk for tornado development.  The MO Ozarks are within a 2% threat, but enough to at least be aware that there is a possibility (See graphic B).
The Springfield National Weather Service Forecast Office is expecting a significant flooding event to occur in the MO Ozarks today.  This flooding event could exceed the flooding of 2008 and 2011. In addition, The following risks are expected today:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Limited hail risk
  • Limited thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Significant flooding risk
  • Limited lightning risk
  • Graphic B.  SPC Tornado Outlook 12/26/15
  • 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 and may not be all inclusive.  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




Significant Flooding Event Likely

The NWS is forecasting 5 to 8 inches of rain in the area, and a significant flooding event is expected.  It is possible this could exceed the flooding in 2008 and 2011.  Please pay attention to flood prone areas, and avoid trying to cross flowing water.  Turn around, don't drown.  Please vising the Springfield, MO NWS site (or your assigned office) to stay informed.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Severe Weather Threat Today

SPC Convective Outlook
The Storm Prediction Center has a portion of the area in a slight risk box today. Additionally, at the time of this posting there is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until noon for a portion of the Ozarks. There is also an active Tornado Warning for Southeastern Dade and Northwestern Greene counties, expiring at 6:45AM.

The National Weather Service lists the potential threats as:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Limited to Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated flooding risk
  • Limited lightning 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 and may not be all inclusive.  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