Saturday, May 27, 2017

Elevated tornado risk this afternoon, tonight for Joplin area

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Springfield MO
554 AM CDT Sat May 27 2017

St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas-
554 AM CDT Sat May 27 2017

...Severe Thunderstorms Likely This Afternoon and Evening...

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.
  Significant Hail risk.
  Significant Thunderstorm wind damage risk.
  Significant Lightning risk.


  Strong to severe storms will develop and impact the Ozarks this
  afternoon into tonight as very strong instability and wind
  shear develop ahead of a cold front.

  A line of thunderstorms producing widespread damaging wind
  gusts appears increasingly likely. Gusts over 75 mph will be
  possible. Tornadoes will also be possible with any portions of
  the line which bow towards the east. If this line of storms
  materializes, there will be the potential for power outages.

  There will also be the potential for some supercell
  thunderstorms, especially this afternoon and early this
  evening as storms initially begin to develop. If these
  supercells do form, hail up to the size of baseballs, damaging
  winds, and tornadoes will all be possible.

  Along with the risk for severe thunderstorms, frequent
  lightning and locally heavy rainfall can be expected. Localized
  flooding of low water crossings will be possible where the
  heavier rainfall occurs.

  Those with outdoor plans this afternoon and tonight are urged
  to pay close attention to the weather and have a plan in place
  to move to a sturdy shelter when severe weather threatens.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

  A few lingering strong to severe storms will impact portions of
  south central Missouri Sunday morning before the system moves
  completely through the region. Large hail and damaging winds
  will be the primary concern.

  The next chance of storms comes towards the end of next week.


  Spotter activation will be needed this afternoon and tonight
  for most of the Missouri Ozarks and southeastern Kansas.

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