Saturday, June 18, 2011

Severe Storms Expected Late This Afternoon and Evening

The NWS has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Western MO and Eastern KS

The Storm Prediction Center has much of the mid section of the country, including the Ozarks, in a slight risk box for severe weather. The Springfield National Weather Service expects thunderstorms to develop across the Ozarks today, initially taking on super cellular structure for a short period of time. Damaging winds up to 70MPH and hail the size of quarters will be the biggest threat, although an isolated tornado is possible.

Today's risks include:
  • Tornado Risk: Limited
  • Large Hail Risk: Elevated
  • T-Storm Wind Risk: Elevated
  • Lightning Risk: Elevated
  • Non T-Storm Wind Risk: Limited
  • Heat Risk: Limited
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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