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November 2017 Missouri Ozarks Climate Summary

November 2017 was a month with above normal temperatures and well below normal precipitation. Three out of four Automated Surface Observing Systems within the Springfield, Missouri County Warning Area fell recorded a top 10 driest Novembers. Meanwhile, Vichy, Missouri set a record for the driest November on Record! The significant lack of precipitation for the […]

Skywarn Recognition Day December 2nd

Skywarn Recognition Day will take place this year on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 0000 until 2400 UTC – starting on the evening of Friday, December 1st at 6:00 p.m. Central and ending 24 hours later. During the Skywarn Special Event, hams will set up stations at National Weather Service offices and contact other radio […]

Missouri Winter Weather Awareness Day

The National Weather Service (NWS) along with the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS), Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), the Missouri Highway Patrol (MHP), and the State Fire Marshal, has designated November 15, 2017 as Winter Weather Awareness Day for the state of Missouri. Winter storms […]

Fall Back One Hour This Sunday

Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend here in Southwest Missouri and throughout most of the United States. This Sunday, November 5, 2016, at 2:00 a.m. local time, we revert back to Central Standard Time as we turn our clocks back one hour. Safety officials also suggest that this is a great time to test and/or […]

October 2017 Missouri Ozarks Climate Summary

(source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Springfield, MO) October 2017 was a month with above normal temperatures.  Precipitation was above normal across west central Missouri into southeast Kansas, but well below normal for south central Missouri.  We did have one severe weather event from the evening of October 21st to the early morning of October […]

FCC Opens 630 & 2,200 Meter Bands

As we reported here last March, two new ham bands were recently authorized by the FCC here in the United States. Since then, we have been waiting for publication of the rules in the Federal Register, and that time has finally come. Stations cannot immediately start transmitting between 472 kHz. through 479 kHz or between […]

Temperature Change During the Eclipse

The following video illustrates the temperature change observed and recorded in Saint Clair, Missouri during the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Two thermometers were used to simultaneously measure the temperature in direct sunlight and in the shade.The video uses a line graph to plot the change in temperature over time which is listed in […]

Joplin Hamfest This Weekend

* Update: We have received a notice from MTC Radio that they will not be attending the Joplin Hamfest this year. Arguably the best and certainly the biggest hamfest in Southwest Missouri takes place next weekend in Joplin. The Joplin Hamfest, sponsored by the Joplin Amateur Radio Club, will draw in hundreds (or even thousands) […]

Solar Eclipse Experiment

Not surprisingly, a total solar eclipse that occurs during midday does indeed affect the weather. If you are a Twitter user, please follow Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn on Twitter @SWMOwx (if you don’t already). They will try to broadcast live video from the center of the path of totality on Monday if mobile data service […]

Eclipse Cloud Cover Forecast

It has been a long time since something scientific has received as much fanfare from the mainstream media as this Monday’s upcoming total solar eclipse. It’s like this is Woodstock for science geeks, and we have front row seats! A huge share of our country’s population will get to witness solar eclipse totality for the […]

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