Sunday, May 24, 2015

Joplin area under flash flood watch

(From the National Weather Service)

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
349 PM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

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BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-MORGAN-MILLER-MARIES-VERNON-
ST. CLAIR-HICKORY-CAMDEN-PULASKI-PHELPS-BARTON-CEDAR-POLK-DALLAS-
LACLEDE-TEXAS-DENT-JASPER-DADE-GREENE-WEBSTER-WRIGHT-NEWTON-
LAWRENCE-CHRISTIAN-DOUGLAS-HOWELL-SHANNON-MCDONALD-BARRY-STONE-
TANEY-OZARK-OREGON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FORT SCOTT...PITTSBURG...
BAXTER SPRINGS...COLUMBUS...WARSAW...COLE CAMP...VERSAILLES...
ELDON...LAKE OZARK...VIENNA...NEVADA...APPLETON CITY...OSCEOLA...
HERMITAGE...OSAGE BEACH...CAMDENTON...FORT LEONARD WOOD...
WAYNESVILLE...ROLLA...LAMAR...EL DORADO SPRINGS...STOCKTON...
BOLIVAR...BUFFALO...LEBANON...HOUSTON...CABOOL...SALEM...JOPLIN...
CARTHAGE...GREENFIELD...SPRINGFIELD...MARSHFIELD...ROGERSVILLE...
MOUNTAIN GROVE...MANSFIELD...NEOSHO...AURORA...MOUNT VERNON...
NIXA...OZARK...AVA...WEST PLAINS...WINONA...EMINENCE...ANDERSON...
PINEVILLE...MONETT...CASSVILLE...KIMBERLING CITY...GALENA...
BRANSON...FORSYTH...GAINESVILLE...THEODOSIA...THAYER...ALTON
349 PM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* FAR SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS AND THE MISSOURI OZARKS.

* THROUGH MONDAY MORNING

* SHOWERS AND SOME THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL WILL IMPACT
  SOUTHERN MISSOURI AND SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS TONIGHT. ADDITIONAL
  RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL
  MISSOURI.

* THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL MAY RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL
  STREAMS AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS AS WELL AS SIGNIFICANT RISES
  AND FLOODING OF SOME MAIN STEM RIVERS.

THOSE WITH OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL PLANS THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
INCLUDING CAMPING AND FLOATING ALONG AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS
SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RISING WATER LEVELS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

One to three inches of rain expected today in SW Missouri

(From the National Weather Service)

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BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-MORGAN-MILLER-MARIES-VERNON-
ST. CLAIR-HICKORY-CAMDEN-PULASKI-PHELPS-BARTON-CEDAR-POLK-DALLAS-
LACLEDE-TEXAS-DENT-JASPER-DADE-GREENE-WEBSTER-WRIGHT-NEWTON-
LAWRENCE-CHRISTIAN-DOUGLAS-HOWELL-SHANNON-MCDONALD-BARRY-STONE-
TANEY-OZARK-OREGON-
409 AM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE MISSOURI
OZARKS AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST KANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED...

  LIMITED THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE RISK.
  ELEVATED FLOODING RISK.
  ELEVATED LIGHTNING RISK.
  LIMITED NON THUNDERSTORM WIND RISK.

DISCUSSION...

WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE
THROUGH TODAY WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL DEVELOPING ACROSS
SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS INTO THE INTERSTATE 49 CORRIDOR OF FAR WESTERN
MISSOURI. RESIDENTS IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT AS 1 TO
3 INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT TODAY INTO MONDAY FOR
SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS AND SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI.

THERE WILL BE A LIMITED RISK FOR WIND GUSTS GREATER THAN 50 MPH
ACROSS SOUTHWEST MISSOURI WITH ANY LINES OF STORMS THAT BOW TO THE
NORTH OR NORTHEAST THIS AFTERNOON.

NON THUNDERSTORM WINDS MAY GUST TO AROUND 30 MPH THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON ALONG THE OZARK PLATEAU FROM MONETT TO SPRINGFIELD.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

RAIN WILL TAPER OFF TEMPORARILY FROM THE WEST ON MONDAY. TOTAL
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 1.5 INCHES WILL BE COMMON THROUGH MONDAY
WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS OVER 3 INCHES IN WESTERN PARTS OF THE OUTLOOK
AREA. THIS HEAVY RAINFALL COULD RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING OR RIVER
FLOODING.

THERE IS A LIMITED RISK FOR A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS ON
MONDAY AND TUESDAY. SCATTERED NON SEVERE STORMS ARE THEN EXPECTED
AT TIMES THROUGH THE REST OF THIS WEEK.

Flood warning issued for Spring River at Carthage

(From the National Weather Service)

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
947 AM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a Flood
Warning for the following rivers in Missouri...Kansas...

  Elk River near Tiff City affecting McDonald County.
  Spring River above Baxter Springs affecting Cherokee County.
  Spring River at Carthage affecting Jasper County.


.This warning is based on fallen precipitation and forecast
precipitation amounts of 1 to 3 inches during the holiday weekend near
the river basins. Anyone camping along these river should pay close
attention to river levels, and move to higher ground if flooding is
observed.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Those with property and livestock along the river should continue to
monitor river conditions.Additional river information can be found on
our Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service page at
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/ index.php?wfo=sgf

&&

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/CHTM7.1.ER.150526T0000Z.150526T0000Z.150526T0000Z.NO/
947 AM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

* From Monday evening...until further notice.
...For the Spring River at Carthage...
* At  8:45 AM Sunday The stage was 5.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river is expected to rise to near flood stage
  tomorrow evening.
* Impact...At 10.0 feet...Minor flooding occurs at the gage site.
  Flood waters impact State Highway 37 east of Carthage between
  Avilla and Reeds.

Agenda posted for Tuesday's Joplin R-8 Board meeting

Joplin R-8 Board of Education will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Administration Building. The agenda is printed below:

A. Call to Order

1. Roll Call

B. Pledge of Allegiance

C. Approval of Agenda - Action

D. Reports

1. Board President's Report

a. Board Committee Updates

1. Finance Committee - Jeff Koch and Debbie Fort

2. Policy Committee - Lynda Banwart and Jennifer Martucci

3. Facilities Committee - Mike Landis and Randy Steele

4. Communications Committee - Jeff Koch and Jennifer Martucci

b. Board Committee Responsibilities

1. Minutes

2. Monthly Report

3. Names will be added to the action item

2. Superintendent's Report

a. Special Recognition

1. Joplin Support Staff Person of the Year

2. Joplin Teacher of the Year

b. Construction Update

c. Early Childhood Project Update

E. Public Comments Regarding Agenda Items *

F. Consent Agenda - Action


1. Approve Minutes - Action

2. Personnel Recommendations - Action

3. Band Instrument & Equipment Order for JHS - Action

4. Core Collaborative Professional Development - Action

5. Project Lead the Way Enhancement Grant FY 2016 - Civil and Architectural Engineering - Action

6. Constrution items - Columbia Safe Room - Action (The following action items are required to move the Columbia Safe Room from the east side of the property to the west.)

a. Bid Package #03.01 and 31.01 - Combo Concrete/Earthwork

b. Bid Package #04.01 - Masonry

c. Bid Package #05.01 Structural Steel Package

7. Declare Miscellaneous Items Surplus & Authorize an Auction - Action

8. Pre-approval and Reporting of Time Sensitive Payments - Action

9. Resolution authorizing supplements and amendments of certain documents entered into in connection with certificates of participation (Joplin Schools, Joplin, Missouti) Series 2015A, in order to release certain real estate inadvertently included as property subject to a lease purchase financing. - Action

10. Fuel for District Vehicles - Action

11. Health Insurance and Dental Care Insurance Reports - Info.

12. Financial Statements - Info.

G. Regular Agenda

1. Accounts Payable - Action

2. Health Insurance Bid - Action

3. Appoint New BOE Member - Action

4. BOE Member Oath of Office

H. Discussion Items


1. Enrollment - May 2015

I. Closed Session - RSMO.610.021 (1) Legal, (2) Real Estate and (3) Personnel

Huff Administration looking to extend six-figure contract with Common Core consulting firm

One month after succeeding with a dog-and-pony show  that convinced the Joplin R-8 Board of Education that a $300,000 investment in a practice standardized testing regimen was a good idea, the C. J. Huff Administration plans to use the same tactics to extend the $100,000 contract of the Common Core consultant it has been using.

Last month, if you recall, principals and carefully selected teachers made the case for a testing system, which for the first time will spread the standardized test prep regimen all the way down to kindergarten.

An e-mail from Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Sarah Stevens to R-8 principals, offers suggestions on what those attending Tuesday night's board meeting should say and laments that there was probably not enough time to be able to shoot video of children talking about what a difference the ideas of the Core Collaborative and visible or self-regulated learning have made in their education:

Principals,

I will be taking the Core Collaborative contract to the board on Tuesday, May 26.
I am asking for a year long contract up to 30 days to include the days principals have asked for, departments have requested, and to finish helping with the bsip plans we have started and the work of self regulated learning. I will be also be including a couple of days for special ed iep work.
This is the same amount of days we used this year between three consultants with the Core Collaborative.

I would like a short blurb from you stating how the work we have embarked on this year with the core collaborative and visible learning has helped, guided, or changed the way your building is working together, performing, etc. If you feel inclined, include what you hope to gain from continuing this focus and support.

Please do not use the verbiage of Visible Learning since that technically was with Corwin, even though Paul (consultant Paul Bloomberg who heads the Core Collaborative) tied a lot of what we were doing all together to make it all fit. I will bring Visible Learning for Teachers to a different board meeting if JPDT votes to have it happen this summer. 

I am hoping to provide a presentation to avoid the interviews and length of the last action item, but your visible support at the board meeting is always appreciated. 

If you have teachers that have really taken hold of learning intentions, success criteria, feedback, impact (data) teams, etc. Please ask them to send me an email or quick video explaining. Even better would be to have the students speak (but that is short notice so I understand if that can't happen). 

I have several videos of students speaking on their learning, so if you have some great ones with the work you have been doing or want to brag on your school, now is the time!

If you don't agree to having Dr. Bloomberg or his consultants back I need to know that as well so I can clearly say who is in support of it. Otherwise, I will speak as a whole for all of us.

The only teacher/sub days that I foresee is some Middle School Comm Arts follow up possible, Social Studies at the highschool has requested to work with him, and if you as a principal are buying some of his time to work with leadership teams. The rest of his time will be impact teams which will be embedded into your school day, pd days, or afterschool sessions. I have the dates already reserved and if it is approved will share them on June 1 and 2 in your leadership meetings.

Thank you for reading this very long email.

Documentation is due by Wednesday so if you could please shoot me an email or video and have teachers shoot me and email by then I would appreciate it.

If any teachers are planning on being at the meeting, please let me know that as well.

Thank you,


Sarah

The cost for the consulting firm is $103,950, according to the board documentation. The proposal is signed off on by Stevens, Executive Director of Elementary Instruction Jennifer Doshier, and C. J. Huff.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Blogger: Randy Turner's a parasite; people are tired of his attacks on C. J. Huff

I have been hearing for the past several weeks that some of Joplin's leading citizens are planning to throw their support behind a blogger who can combat the horrible, insidious things I have been doing on the Turner Report.

Whether that blog is former KSN reporter Keith Mackey's Joplin Confidential I do not know, but if it is, he certainly wrote something that would appeal to that constituency Friday during a post on the fourth anniversary of the Joplin Tornado.

Mackey's blog has not been updated recently because it is going through some changes, so his posts have been on the Joplin Confidential Facebook page.


Ponder if you will the plight of the Joplin School System. If you just consider the facilities, there was no Joplin School System. But if you consider the people, then the Joplin School System was a mighty force, led by Superintendent Dr. C.J. Huff, faced with the gargantuan (and seemingly impossible) task of having classes ready for kids in August. They did it. Sometimes we’re not sure how they did it, but by hard work and force of will they did. Class space was found, and learning continued.

Thousands of people from all over poured in to help, and their help was desperately needed and appreciated. College Heights Christian Church, out by the University, was undamaged so its halls became a center point of relief and supplies. Minister Randy Gariss led the way that had everything organized to the nth degree. It wasn’t just College Heights, of course. All faiths linked arms and fueled by faith, love and prayer worked harder than they would imagine to help the victims.

But then the carpetbaggers showed up. Like sharks to a shipwreck, like locusts to the crops, like leeches to the body these parasites arrived wanting to see what they could gain from our tragedy. There were the usual carpetbaggers; looters and fake construction frauds but they were dealt with quickly. There were more insidious carpetbaggers come. For instance, the ones who came in business suits, promising to rebuild a mighty city yet while they were sucking the life force from the city they stuffed their own pockets and not a single shovel was turned. They fled in the middle of the night. Some carpetbaggers were already within our midst, like a failed teacher, fired apparently for cause and who looks to have begun seeking his vengeance and has worked hard using social media to incite a mob mentality (using inflammatory language and being freewheeling with the facts) to disrupt the job the schools are doing, even at this critical juncture. A lot of folks are growing weary of it.


Mr. Mackey, you are the one who is being "freewheeling with the facts." You obviously have not done the slightest bit of checking to see if what I have been writing is true. I have not just levied criticism at the C. J. Huff Administration, I have backed it up with documents, e-mails, court records, and multiple sources. And time after time, I have printed the entirety of C. J. Huff's responses and explanations.

The business about being a "failed' teacher is also off the mark. The only people who say that are C. J. Huff and Anson Burlingame. Talk to my fellow teachers, parents, and my students. You will not hear that from any of them.

This is not the first time you have used this business of a "failed teacher" bringing down everything that C. J. Huff has worked for. I am having a hard time understanding this- the Joplin Globe has been firmly behind C. J., the television stations have run one glowing story after another. He has a staff of people whose job is to promote the image of the Joplin school district. With all of that at his disposal, you are saying that one person writing a blog has brought about C. J. Huff's ruin.

I do not appreciate the characterization of the people who think it is time that the district and C. J. Huff part ways as being a "mob." This is a "mob" that has used the ballot box to eliminate two sitting board presidents in the past two years, and who purposely voted in someone they knew would not be able to serve, just so they could remove one of C. J. Huff's biggest supporters.

This is not a mob, Mr. Mackey. These people are working through the system. They are supporting their candidates, electing them, and are waiting to see results. I realize it is much easier for you and C. J. Huff to believe that I am some evil puppeteer with all of these people doing my bidding. I don't operate that way and these people do their own thinking.

Where was your sense of moral outrage when C. J. Huff was attacking Jennifer Martucci and Debbie Fort? I suppose you referring to me as a "failed" teacher is similar to Huff attacking Debbie Fort as a "failed principal" or attacking Martucci as someone who doesn't love kids.

On your blog, you pride yourself on sticking completely to the facts. Apparently, you have a fluid idea of what facts are.

I don't deny that when I write, I have an attitude. I have a passion for what I do and I do it well. The truth is important to me. If I make a mistake, I correct it and I do it publicly.

With C. J. Huff and the mess that is going on in the Joplin R-8 School District, I have not had to make many corrections.

I have talked with people who support C. J. Huff, I would suggest, Mr. Mackey, that you talk to some of the people who want to see change.

Unless, of course, you are afraid of taking a walk on the wild side.

Two years ago: C. J. Huff ended my teaching career

Today (May 23) marks the second anniversary of the day that C. J. Huff paid me back for satirizing his administration in my novel No Child Left Alive.

In 10 hours of long, drawn out testimony, Huff's hired gun, a Kansas City lawyer named Shellie Guin, laid out a case against me that eventually led to my firing, by a 7-0 vote of the Board of Education.

Essentially I was fired for three reasons:

1. No Child Left Alive was "dangled" in front of students who could have read it, though to this day they have never found one who actually did. Originally, they had charged me with assigning it to the students.

2. I did not have permission from administration to publish Scars from the Tornado, a book which included student writing about the tornado and our first year in the warehouse school. This was despite the fact that I had kept East Middle School Principal Bud Sexson informed numerous times throughout the year about my book and two of my witnesses, the president and treasurer of the East PTO testified that Sexson had told them about the book and was excited about it- 10 months before he claimed he first heard of it.

3. I recorded my four-and-a-half minute" interrogation by H. R. Director Tina Smith, which they claimed violated board policy, though the policy they claimed it violated had nothing to do with the situation. And they must have known that, since a year later, they did put it in the board policy.

I was fully aware that there was only a slight chance that I was going to come out on top. School boards, as we have seen in Joplin, invariably back their superintendents no matter what they do. The difference in this hearing, as anyone (except Anson Burlingame) who sat through it will tell you is they wasted no opportunity to try to assassinate my character through a carefully orchestrated group of witnesses, almost all from the Huff Administration.

I am not going to go through everything that was said. I will let you read about that in the portion of my new book Silver Lining in a Funnel Cloud that is devoted to that topic, but I don't think there is anyone who would say that day did not start the beginning of the end for C. J. Huff in Joplin.

I am not saying that because of anything I have done necessarily, though I certainly have brought a number of the problems in the Huff Administration to light. What the people who watched that hearing discovered, and even those who saw just brief snippets of it on the news or read about in the Joplin Globe, is just how vicious C. J. Huff and many of the people who work around him are.

My hearing was no different from the way they had behaved in other situations, but this was the first time their tactics had been put on display for the public.

The fact that these people, who have lowered the standards of education in Joplin year after year (not just since the tornado) and who have run hundreds of teachers, many of them veteran teachers who gave everything they had for the kids (and not just used that phrase as a closing for e-mails), are still running the school district is a slap in the face to every taxpayer.

As subsequent events have conclusively proven, the C. J. Huff who was in that hearing room two years ago was no aberration. The smiling Dr Jekyll of Bright Futures masks a Mister Hyde who has damaged lives and wasted millions of dollars. 

It is time to make C. J. Huff someone else's problem.

Trailer dedicated to police officer killed by lightning after Joplin Tornado

Riverside police officer Jeff Taylor, who was struck by lightning and killed June 3, 2011, while helping the CIty of Joplin following the tornado, is being honored by the Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team by having his name on a trailer, which includes a wall of hero officers who gave their lives.

The video is from KCTV in Kansas City.KCTV5

Remembering Lou Scroggs

It was shortly after I became managing editor of the Lamar Democrat in 1982 that I met her for the first time and she was not at all what I expected.

The Democrat office manager Opal Sims called back to my desk and said, "Lou Rix is here to see you."

I had never met Lou Rix before, but I had certainly heard her name ever since I had returned to the newspaper where I had worked as a sports editor in 1978. From everything I had heard about her around the office she was the meanest, most evil person ever to live in Barton County.

From what I had been told, she kicked puppies and put extra wax on the lunch room floor at the senior citizens center just before the noon meal.

Imagine my surprise when it was not some monster, but a little old lady who stepped into the newsroom. (And at that time, she was three years younger than I am now. It is amazing how age changes your perspective.) There were no horns protruding from her gray hair.

After three decades, I have no recollection whatsoever of what it was she wanted to talk to me about during that first meeting, but I remember enjoying the conversation.

I couldn't figure out why it was that my boss described her in such a fashion, but after a little research it became evident. After the death of her first husband, Lou Rix became involved in Lamar city politics fighting what she perceived to be conflicts of interest among the city council members, the City Attorney Edison Kaderly and long time mayor Gerald Gilkey. She ran unsuccessfully against Mayor Gilkey and battled the Gilkey Administration at every turn.

By the time I talked with her in late 1982 or early 1983, she was already heavily involved in Republican Party politics and she had cultivated a wide range of friends in the GOP, including John Ashcroft and Sen. Richard Webster. From that time on, though she was always wary of my boss, Publisher Doug Davis, who eventually stopped covering the Lamar City Council and ran for an open seat, was elected, and became a reliable vote for the Gilkey Administration, Lou Rix and I always got along well.

She regularly called with ideas for stories, mainly about politics, but also on other things that were going on in Lamar and Barton County.

What I remember most about Lou Rix, who died last week at age 89, was the gracious help she offered to the teenage reporters who worked for me. When Kari Wegener and Peggy Brinkhoff did an investigative series on conflicts of interest facing businessmen who served on city councils (I was never one to have young reporters working on puff pieces), Lou provided much of the information about why it was a problem. Her help enabled the teenagers, both of whom were high school seniors, to become the youngest reporters to win an award at the Kansas City Press Club, when they received first place in general reporting.

A couple of years later, Lou took another teen reporter, Cherie Thomas, a Liberal High School senior, under her wing when Cherie was covering a story with a major impact on this area- the funeral of Lou's friend, Sen.Dick Webster.

Not only did she provide Cherie with quotes about the senator, but helped her find others who could give her insight into Webster.

I kept in touch with Lou, who had married Dick Scroggs, for many years, and in fact, during the first few years of the Turner Report, especially from 2004 to 2006, she helped me with my coverage of the collapse of O'Sullivan Industries, as well as scandals involving state license fee offices.

Lou Scroggs helped play a major role in changing Barton County from a Democratic stronghold, which it was during the time of Democrats such as Gilkey and Kaderly in city offices and an almost completely Democratic group of officeholders, to an all GOP county government.

I am sure there are still some people in Lamar who never forgave her for her vocal opposition to the elected city officials in the late '70s and early '80s.

But even they would have to admit- Lou made a difference.

Moderate to heavy rainfall expected tonight for Joplin area

(From the National Weather Service)

KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-250130-
BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-MORGAN-MILLER-MARIES-VERNON-
ST. CLAIR-HICKORY-CAMDEN-PULASKI-PHELPS-BARTON-CEDAR-POLK-DALLAS-
LACLEDE-TEXAS-DENT-JASPER-DADE-GREENE-WEBSTER-WRIGHT-NEWTON-
LAWRENCE-CHRISTIAN-DOUGLAS-HOWELL-SHANNON-MCDONALD-BARRY-STONE-
TANEY-OZARK-OREGON-
817 PM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE MISSOURI
OZARKS AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST KANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED...

  LIMITED THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE RISK.
  ELEVATED FLOODING RISK.
  ELEVATED LIGHTNING RISK.

DISCUSSION...

WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE
TONIGHT WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL DEVELOPING ACROSS
SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS INTO THE INTERSTATE 49 CORRIDOR OF FAR WESTERN
MISSOURI. RESIDENTS IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT TONIGHT AS
1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED.