Monday, March 19, 2012

Severe Weather Possible Today - Flooding Likely Through Wed

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has most of MO, and half of AR, OK and KS in a slight risk box for severe weather. This includes a 5% risk of tornado development. Just for calibration sake, some areas are 2% today, and the moderate risk areas are at 10%. On outbreak days, that number can reach up in to the 30's or higher.

The National Weather Service in Springfield, MO lists today's severe weather risks as:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated flooding risk
  • Significant lightning risk
The big weather story is the four to eight inches of rain our area will be seeing through Wednesday. Flooding is likely. Please don't try to drive through flooded roads. Turn around, don't drown.

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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