Friday, May 31, 2013

Stammer: Ongoing tornado, strong wind, large hail threat this afternoon, evening

(From Joplin Emergency Management Director Keith Stammer)

To All Area Weather Interests:
I just got off a conference call with the National Weather Service Springfield, MO Office.
The subjects of discussion were: 1)Today’s severe weather threat; 2) River Flooding
Here’s a Summary:
1. Today’s Severe Weather Threat:
a. Ongoing tornado, strong wind and large hail threat this afternoon/evening.
b. Rainfall of 2-4 inches, possibly as much as 5”, between now and tomorrow.
c. Timing – 1600 hours (estimated) and after, possibly thru 2200 hours.
2. River Flooding
a. Low to moderate flood levels for rivers within Jasper County, depending on actual rainfall.
b. Timing – Saturday into Sunday.
Stay in touch with your local weather source for current weather information as this system develops.

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