Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Strong to Severe Storms Later Today

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has SW MO and SE KS (as well as a very small portion of NE OK and NW AR) in a slight risk box for severe weather today. Thunderstorms, some possibly severe, are expected to develop this afternoon and evening.
The National Weather Service in Springfield, MO lists the risk as follows:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated lightening risk
There is low confidence storms will develop this afternoon, but if they do, they will likely be strong to severe. This evening the confidence is higher that strong to severe storms will develop, with the main threat being hail to the size of quarters and wind gusts of 70MPH.

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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