Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Weather Update from ArtMorris.com
FLUS43 KSGF 201825
HWOSGF

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
1225 PM CST THU FEB 20 2014

KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-211830-
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-
1225 PM CST THU FEB 20 2014

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 THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE RISK.
ELEVATED LIGHTNING RISK.
SIGNIFICANT NON THUNDERSTORM WIND RISK.
ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER RISK.

DISCUSSION...

A VERY STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT
WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE THROUGH THE OUTLOOK AREA THIS AFTERNOON.
SOUTHWEST WINDS BETWEEN 30 AND 40 MPH...WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 45
AND 55 MPH...WILL OCCUR AHEAD OF THE FRONT. A FEW LOCALIZED
AREAS WILL BRIEFLY EXPERIENCE WIND GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH. AS THE
FRONT PASSES THROUGH...WINDS WILL BECOME WESTERLY AND
NORTHWESTERLY...AND REMAIN STRONG. AN ELEVATED RISK FOR FAST
SPREADING OUTDOOR NATURAL COVER FIRES WILL OCCUR WHERE FUELS ARE
DRY. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH TONIGHT.

A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE JUST AHEAD OF THE COLD
FRONT...WITH A LIMITED RISK OF A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG AND EAST OF U.S. 65 THIS AFTERNOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

A SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER RISK WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY AS SOUTHWEST
WINDS INCREASE AGAIN LATE IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. GUSTS OF
30 TO 35 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM SOUTHEAST KANSAS INTO PARTS
OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL MISSOURI. THE WINDS AND A VERY DRY AIR
MASS WILL LEAD TO THE RISK OF QUICKLY SPREADING OUTDOOR NATURAL
COVER FIRES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

&&

THIS PRODUCT IS NOW AVAILABLE IN GRAPHICAL FORMAT...ALONG WITH
OTHER WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL AND CLIMATE INFORMATION...AT
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/SGF(ALL LOWERCASE)

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