Thursday, May 8, 2014

Strong to Severe Storms Possible Later Today

The Storm Prediction Center has almost all of MO, KS, AR and OK in a slight risk box for severe weather today, along with some other states.  Most of this area is in a 2% risk of tornado development, with some of KS and OK in a 5% risk box.

The Springfield National Weather service lists the following risks today as:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Significant lightning risk
  • Limited non-thunderstorm wind damage risk
A couple of rounds of thunderstorms are likely, with the early storms mainly including the risk of hail.  Later this evening, stronger storms may develop that could include the risks above.

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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