KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-200230- 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- 923 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas. .DAY ONE...Tonight. Weather hazards expected... Limited Tornado risk. Elevated Hail risk. Elevated Thunderstorm wind damage risk. Elevated Flooding risk. Significant Lightning risk. DISCUSSION... Thunderstorms will impact portions of extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks through the overnight hours. Winds up to 70 mph and hail up to the size of quarters will be possible with this activity. There will also be an isolated tornado risk with any line segments that can surge to the northeast generally along and west of Highway 65. Areas of heavy rain is likely tonight. Any training of storms may lead to localized flooding due to high water tables from previous excessive rainfall over the past couple of weeks. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday. Thunderstorms are expected to linger into early Friday and dissipate by late morning. Additional strong to severe thunderstorms are expected Friday evening into the overnight hours. Damaging wind gusts and large hail will be the primary risks with these storms as they continue into Saturday. Storms should come to an end from Saturday night into Sunday morning with storm total rainfall area wide of 1 to 3 inches. The heaviest rainfall amounts and better flooding potential is expected to occur over southeast Kansas and west central Missouri. Additional thunderstorms will return Monday night into Tuesday as another storm system moves in from the northwest. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation may be needed through the overnight hours.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Significant lightning, elevated hail risk tonight for Joplin area
(From the National Weather Service)