Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Severe Storms Expected Today 3/30/16

SGF NWS Weather Story
The Storm Prediction Center has much of the Midwest in a slight to enhanced risk for severe weather today.  This includes the possibility for some tornado development.  As of 6:47AM, the Springfield, MO area is in a 2% risk box for tornado development, however, Joplin, MO is in a 5% risk box (see second image below).

SPC Tornado Outlook as of 6:49AM
The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Springfield, MO notes that strong to severe storms are expected by late morning, with the main threat being hail.  The second round is expected by late afternoon in SE KS, then will move into MO later in the evening.  Large hail, damaging wind and isolated tornadoes will be possible.  The full list of the risks today are:
  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Significant lightning risk
  • Limited non-thunderstorm wind risk
You should stay tuned to local weather forecasts, as the information at is only current at the time of posting and may not be all inclusive.  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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