Severe Thunderstorm and Fire Weather Threats in the Central U.S. Today; Strong Storm in Western Alaska

There is an Enhanced Risk (Level 3 of 5) for severe thunderstorms today with threats for significant severe hail and tornado potential over southern Iowa into northern Missouri and west-central Illinois. Elevated to critical fire weather is possible today due to gusty winds and dry conditions over parts of the southern High Plains and northeastern Montana. Read More >

Current conditions at

Whiteman Air Force Base (KSZL)

Lat: 38.73° N Lon: 93.55° W Elev: 869 ft.

Mostly Cloudy and Windy



Humidity 44%
Wind Speed S 29 G 40 mph
Barometer 29.51 in (998.8 mb)
Dewpoint 57°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index81°F (27°C)
Last update 16 Apr 2:55 pm CDT
Detailed forecast for

Lafayette County

Mostly clear. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms early. Some thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes. Windy with lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, becoming west around 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Sunny, breezy with highs in the mid 70s. West winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming southeast 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Cooler with highs in the lower 60s. East winds 15 to 20 mph, becoming north in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Cooler with lows around 40. North winds 15 to 20 mph.
Friday Through Saturday
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the upper 30s.
Saturday Night And Sunday
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs around 60.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.
Monday And Monday Night
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. Lows in the mid 40s.
Sunny. Highs around 70.

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255 PM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024

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