Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1234 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas-
1234 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

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

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected...

Limited tornado risk.
Limited hail risk.
Limited thunderstorm wind damage risk.
Limited lightning risk.
Limited non thunderstorm wind risk.
Significant fire weather risk.


Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms will develop this
afternoon along a dry line and stationary front across the area.
There is a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon
into early evening. The timeframe for any strong to severe storms
would be between 2pm and 7pm. Thunderstorms look to first develop
just to the northwest of Springfield and then move east with
additional isolated storms developing across south central
Missouri by early evening. Thunderstorms will remain isolated to
scattered in nature therefore not all locations will see storms.

The primary storm threats will be isolated severe hail up to
quarter size along with isolated damaging wind gusts up to 60
mph. Given the strong shear dynamics, an isolated tornado threat
can`t be ruled out. The potential is very low but not zero.

Significant fire weather behavior will develop this afternoon
over southeast Kansas and far western Missouri as dry air moves
into the area behind a dry line with gusty southwest winds. A Red
Flag Warning is in effect along and west of I-49 for this
afternoon. Southwest to west winds of 20 to 30 mph is expected
with gusts up to 40 mph possible over southeast Kansas into
western Missouri this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

Additional thunderstorm chances will return from late Sunday into
Monday. Similar to today the potential for strong to
thunderstorms will be dependent on the amount of instability.


Spotter activation may be needed in the next six hours for
locations along and east of a Stockton to Springfield to
Gainesville line.


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