Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Severe Weather Possible Today - 4/26/2016

Graphic 1 - Severe Outlook
The Storm Prediction Center has much of the Midwest in a risk area for severe weather.  Most of this will be concentrated in the Southern Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma areas.  Much of Missouri is in an Enhanced risk area (See Graphic 1).  The National Weather Service in Springfield, MO notes that the main threat will be severe storms that develop late this afternoon and evening and move through the SW MO area into the overnight hours.  While all modes of severe weather are possible in Southwest Missouri and vicinity, the main tornadic risk will be along and west of the I-49 corridor, or along the MO/KS border and West (See Graphic 2).

The risks listed by the NWS for SW MO and SE KS are:

  • Limited tornado risk
  • Elevated hail risk
  • Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk
  • Graphic 2 - Tornadic Outlook
  • Significant lighting risk

You should stay tuned to local weather forecasts, as the information at OzarkStorms.com 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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