Thursday, May 26, 2016

Severe Weather Possible This Afternoon and Evening 5/26/16

The Storm Prediction Center has the western half of MO and west in a slight risk for severe weather.  The Missouri Ozarks area is currently in a 2% risk for tornado potential.  The Springfield National Weather Service office lists the risks today as:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated lightning 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




Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ozark Storms Site

I am considering going 100% Facebook with OzarkStorms.com.  Ozark Storms does have a Facebook presence and it would streamline how I post things today. https://www.facebook.com/OzarkStorms/

So, the question is, do any of the visitors here not use Facebook?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 9, 2016 - Intense Tornado Videos from Oklahoma

Here are a couple of very intense videos from the Oklahoma tornadoes in Katie and Elmore City on May 9, 2016.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Severe Weather Possible - 5/9/2016


UPDATED: 1:09PM
SPC Tornado Outlook
The Storm Prediction Center has all of MO and much of KS in a slight risk area for severe weather, while much of AR and eastern OK (and areas south) are in an enhanced risk area, with a higher risk.  The NWS office in Springfield notes that storms will be possible this evening and tonight, with the main threat being quarter sized hail and 65MPH wind gusts.  An tornado or two can not be ruled out.

The NWS in Springfield, MO lists the potential risks today as:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • 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




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