The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
much of central and eastern Missouri
* effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 120 PM until
800 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
a couple tornadoes possible
isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
Summary... a broken band of showers and thunderstorms will continue
spreading across central and eastern Missouri... while additional
thunderstorms spread north-northeastward out of Arkansas and across
the Ozark Plateau. Risk for damaging winds and a few tornadoes will
persist through the afternoon with these intensifying storms.
The Tornado Watch area is approximately along and 55 statute
miles east and west of a line from 20 miles east northeast of
Kirksville Missouri to 20 miles southwest of West Plains
Missouri. For a complete depiction of the watch see the
associated watch outline update (wous64 kwns wou3).
Remember... a Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
and possible warnings.
Other watch information... continue... ww 202...
Aviation... tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500.
Mean storm motion vector 21035.
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Statement as of 1:20 PM CDT on May 24, 2015
Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:57 AM CDT on May 24, 2015
... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday evening...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* a portion of southwest Missouri... including the following
areas... Barry... Christian... Greene... Jasper... Lawrence...
McDonald... Newton... stone and Taney.
* Through Monday evening
* multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms will impact the
watch area this weekend. Moderate to heavy rain will develop
tonight over southeast Kansas and far western Missouri with a
slow eastward spread toward the Highway 65 corridor today. The
heaviest rainfall will occur along and west of Interstate 49
through tonight. Total rainfall amounts of one and a half to near
three inches are expected by Memorial Day.
* 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.
The Elk... Spring... and southern James River basins will likely be
impacted and could experience flooding.
Those with outdoor recreational plans over southeast Kansas into
western Missouri this Memorial Day weekend including camping and
floating along area rivers and streams should be alert for rising
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.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:53 am CDT on May 24, 2015
County location temp temp precip significant weather
Hickory Pittsburg 4w M M 0.50
Laclede 1 se Morgan 68 57 0.03
Morgan Gravois Mills 72 61 0.08
Barry Roaring River sp 75 60 0.50
stone Kimberling City 5nw M M 0.44
Jasper Sarcoxie 1w 72 57 1.25
Webster Niangua 71 57 0.02
Dallas Windyville 4nw M M 0.20
Benton Edwards 6w 73 56 0.50
Dallas Fair Grove 3ne 72 65 0.10
Crawford Farlington M M 1.95