Friday, May 20, 2011

Severe Storms Possible Later Today and Tonight

The Storm Prediction Center shows the western portion of the Ozarks in a slight risk box for severe weather today. Springfield is on the very eastern edge of this risk. The Springfield National Weather Service office lists the risks today as:

  • Tornado Risk: Limited
  • Hail Risk: Elevated
  • T-Storm Wind Damage Risk: Elevated
  • Lightning Risk: Significant
  • Flooding Risk: Limited
The best chance for severe weather will be this evening and into the overnight hours, mainly west of Highway 71.

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.

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