Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Elevated tornado risk this afternoon, tonight for Joplin area

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Springfield MO
931 AM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017

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931 AM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Missouri
Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected...

  Elevated Tornado Risk.
  Elevated Hail Risk.
  Elevated Thunderstorm Wind Damage Risk.
  Significant Lightning Risk.


  A few thunderstorms will be possible this morning across the
  outlook area as a small band of showers and thunderstorms lifts
  northeast through the region. No severe weather is expected
  with this activity.

  By mid afternoon, strong to severe thunderstorms are expected
  to form across portions of eastern Kansas, western Missouri,
  and northern portions of Oklahoma and Arkansas. This activity
  will then affect the outlook area from mid afternoon into the
  late night hours. Large hail, potentially greater than the size
  of golf balls, wind gusts to 70 MPH, and a few tornadoes are
  all possible with this activity as it moves east through the

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

  The potential for strong to severe storms will continue into
  Thursday especially across the eastern Ozarks. Large hail will
  be the primary severe weather risk Thursday.

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