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Ozarks in Moderate Risk Area for Tornadoes

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Severe Storms Forecast Center in Norman, Oklahoma has placed southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas into the moderate risk category for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes today.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Severe Storms Forecast Center in Norman, Oklahoma has placed southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas into the moderate risk category for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes today.

Widespread damaging winds, large hail, and a few tornadoes are possible today from southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma through southern parts of Missouri and northern Arkansas into western Tennessee. Elsewhere, isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms are possible over the central High Plains.

KOLR10's Storm Tracker system showed more than 30,000 lightning strikes in a 60 minute period in southwest Missouri as these storms move east from the Kansas state line.
For safety, stay inside until the storms pass by your location. Remember to wait 30 mins after the last thunder before you continue outdoor activities. Along with the slogan When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

In Carl Junction, a trained weather spotter reported 60 mile per hour winds around 8:51 am. Trees are reported down in that area.    64 mile per hour winds were clocked at the Joplin Airport about the same time.


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