Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Severe Weather Possible Late Wednesday and Into Late Thursday

The Storm Prediction Center has most of MO, KS, OK and AR in a slight risk box for severe weather today.  This does extend east of this area into Southern IL, Western KY, Western TN and NW MS.  The main risks for the Missouri Ozarks, according to the National Weather Service in Springfield, are:

  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Limited flooding risk
  • Significant lightning risk
  • Limited non-thunderstorm wind risk
These storms may start forming in the late afternoon time-frame in the eastern KS/OK area, then move through the Missouri Ozarks overnight.

The real concern is Thursday, as the Storm Prediction Center has Southern MO, AR and some areas east in a moderate risk box, and much of the rest of the Midwest in a slight risk box.

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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