Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Strong Storms Expected Overnight

Severe T-Storm Watch Until 5 a.m.

The Storm Prediction Center has a portion of SW MO in a slight risk for severe weather overnight. The Springfield National Weather Service is calling for the possibility of 70 MPH winds, frequent lightning, hail to the size of quarters and heavy rains. The Springfield area can expect these storms in the early morning hours.

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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Gustnado Likely Caused Stage Collapse in Indiana

There are differing opinions, but some believe a gustnado caused the stage collapse in Indiana. Story below.

'Gustnado' Likely Caused Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse:

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Video From Joplin High School As EF-5 Tornado Hit

This is video footage from Joplin High School security cameras from May 22, 2011 as the EF-5 tornado destroyed the school. Thank God this didn't hit during school hours!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Excessive Heat Warning

I don't normally write about weather that doesn't include rain mixed with 100+ MPH winds, but this requires special attention. It's going to be hot. HOT. SW MO, SE KS, NE OK and NW AR are all under an Excessive Heat Warning until Wednesday. I expect it will extend after that. Temps will be 100+ for the next several days.

Take care of yourself, your loved ones, your neighbors and your pets! This is going to be dangerous to those exposed to the elements.

Please monitor local media and the National Weather Service for the latest information.