Friday, April 10, 2009

Confirmed Tornado Hits Nixa, MO - 4/9/09

On Thursday April 9th, from about 8:20 PM to 8:23 PM an EF-0 with winds of approximately 80 MPH touched down in Nixa, MO. Trees and fences were damaged, as well as some minor damage to homes.

I opted to not go out last night because it was a night time event with heavy precipitation, and I wasn't feeling so well. I was at home last night, on the phone with my dad about that time, and it was pretty nasty in Nixa.

The NWS report can be found here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Severe Weather Possible - Thursday, 4/9

UPDATE: The Storm Prediction Center has a Moderate risk for severe weather in far SW MO, SE KS, NE OK and NW AR. There is a 10%-15% hatched area for an EF-2 or stronger tornado in these areas. Please stay tuned to local weather coverage.

Severe storms with damaging winds and golf ball sized hail will be possible Thursday afternoon and evening. There is also a possibility of tornadoes. Current timing estimates are 4 p.m. for SE Kansas and after 6 p.m. for S Missouri.

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.