Thursday, April 3, 2014

Severe Weather Expected Later Today

Severe weather is expected to develop today, including an elevated risk for tornadoes.  Please pay special attention today to local real-time weather resources.  The Storm Prediction Center has most of MO and AR, as well as some other areas to the east in a moderate risk box for severe weather.  This includes a hatched area with a 15% probability for a tornado.

The National Weather Service in Springfield, MO lists the risks for the Ozarks as:

  • Elevated tornado risk
  • Significant hail risk
  • Significant thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Limited flooding risk
  • Significant lightning risk
  • Limited non-thunderstorm wind risk

To the right is an image showing the estimated time for storm initiation.  This could change, so please pay attention to local real-time weather resources.

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.

Springfield, MO NWS - Hazardous Weather Outlook

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