Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NWS Final Report on May 22, 2011 Joplin Tornado

The National Weather Service has released it's final report on the May 22, 2011 Joplin, MO EF-5 tornado.

The story can be found here.

A PDF version of the report can be found here.

The Springfield NWS assessment of the tornado can be found here.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Severe Storms Possible - Sunday 9/18/11

Severe thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon into tonight in SW MO, NW AR, NE OK and SE KS. The Springfield NWS lists the risks as:

  • Limited Tornado Risk
  • Elevated Hail Risk
  • Elevated Thunderstorm Wind Damage
  • Limited Flooding Risk
  • Significant Lighting Risk
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for far SW MO until 11 p.m.

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.