Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tornado Outbreak Expected Today

The Storm Prediction Center has the Ozarks in a moderate risk box, and From the Joplin, MO area west in a high risk box. It appears the tornado outbreak will be in the central Kansas and central Oklahoma areas. As these storms push eastward, some tornado development is still possible. According to the SPC, From Joplin west, there is a 30% probability of significant tornadoes to develop, eastward towards Springfield, that probability drops to 15%, which is still concerning.

This information WILL LIKELY change through the day, but right now it's looking like severe development around 4PM with it arriving in the western MO area between 6pm and exiting by Midnight.

The National Weather Service in Springfield list the risks for SE KS and SW MO as:

  • Elevated Tornado Risk
  • Elevated T-Storm Wind Risk
  • Significant Hail Risk
  • Significant Lightning Risk
  • Extreme Flooding Risk
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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