Monday, May 20, 2013

Severe Storms Expected Later Today

Once again, the Storm Prediction Center has SW MO, Extreme SE KS, NE OK and NW AR in a moderate risk box for severe weather.  The Springfield NWS lists the risks as:
  • Elevated tornado risk
  • Significant hail risk
  • Significant thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Elevated flooding risk
  • Significant lightning risk
Storms are expected to develop across eastern KS and OK again later this afternoon and move across the Ozarks into the overnight hours.  Golf ball sized hail, damaging winds in excess of 60 MPH and tornadoes are possible.

***Joplin area folks, your weather alert radios may not function properly, please see the NWS URGENT statement regarding the over the air alerting system.***

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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