Thursday, August 16, 2012

Strong Storms Possible Later Today

The Storm Prediction Center has large portions of MO and OK, and a small portion of SE KS in a slight risk box for severe weather, along with several other states to the NE of the Ozarks.  The Springfield National Weather Service office is forecasting general storms today, but the possibility of stronger storms later this afternoon and evening.  The main risks include:
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated lightning risk
  • Limited excessive heat risk
We can expect the possibility of damaging straight line winds over 60MPH and hail to the size of quarters.

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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