Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Weather Update from ArtMorris.com
FLUS43 KSGF 202027
HWOSGF

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

KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-212030-
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-
227 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 LIGHTNING RISK.
ELEVATED TO 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...EAST OF U.S. 63 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)

$$

GRIFFIN



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