Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Strong to Severe Storms This Evening - 2/28/12

The National Weather Service in Springfield, MO is forecasting strong to severe storms capable of producing golf ball sized hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. These storms are expected this evening into the overnight hours.

While some storms will be possible late this afternoon, the storms of concern will follow with the main threats of:
  • Limited Tornado Risk
  • Elevated Hail Risk
  • Elevated Thunderstorm Wind Damage Risk
  • Significant Lightning Risk
  • Limited Non-Thunderstorm Wind Risk
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK lists the tornado risk for the Ozarks at 5%.

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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