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F.E.M.A. Assistance for Storm Victims

As we get ready to welcome summer with arms wide open on Tuesday, June 20th at 11:24 p.m. Central, the cleanup from our recent deadly springtime severe weather throughout the Springfield, Missouri County Warning Area continues. A total of 27 counties are eligible for financial assistance from The Federal Emergency Management Agency including both Taney and Stone Counties. Officials […]

Earthquakes Rattle Area Again

In a flashback to last September, another series of earthquakes were felt throughout parts of the Springfield, Missouri County Warning Area last weekend. While these quakes centered between Harrison, Arkansas and Bull Shoals Lake were significantly weaker than the magnitude 5.8 quake that hit Pawnee, Oklahoma on September 8, 2016, they were much closer and […]

Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week

2017 Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week: Excessive Heat and Lightning June 18th – June 24 The National Weather Service, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the State Emergency Management Agency are joining together to promote Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week 2017: Excessive Heat and Lightning. The following is important safety information that can […]

May 27th Deadly Severe Weather

The National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri confirms that five tornadoes touched down within our County Warning Area during the afternoon hours of Saturday, May 27, 2017 disrupting Skywarn coverage in the process. All five tornadoes were rated at EF-1 and had estimated winds of 90 miles per hour. They occurred within a one-hour span starting at […]

16 Tornadoes, 27 Hours, & A Little Irony

If you have ever lived in a part of the world where the weather is mundane day in and day out, it might be hard to imagine how quickly things can change here in Southwest Missouri. Take Southern California for example where the television weather folks are often out-of-work comedians and actors desperate for a […]

EF-0 Tornado Confirmed in Newton County

The National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri is confirming that an EF-0 tornado touched down nothwest of Neosho in Newton County during the early morning severe weather event of Thursday, May 11, 2017. The 100-yard-wide tornado touched down near the intersection of Gateway Drive and Jute Road uprooting several trees and causing minor damage to several roofs and damaging […]

April 2017 Warm, Record Rainfall

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Springfield, Missouri says April 2017 was a month with above normal temperatures across the area and near record to record breaking rainfall throughout Southwest Missouri and extreme Southeast Kansas. Here are some links to significant weather events through the month: April 4th, Severe Storms and Tornadoes April 26th Tornado […]

EF-1 Tornado in Barry & Stone Counties

Storm survey crews from both the National Weather Service in Little Rock, Arkansas and the National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri are confirming an EF-1 tornado which they say formed last week in Northwest Arkansas and skinned Barry and Stone Counties before dissipating. The tornado formed when a line of strong to severe thunderstorms moved […]

2017 Historic Flooding Event

Historic flooding continues following a powerful storm system which brought torrential rainfall to the Missouri Ozarks and southeastern Kansas from Friday night, April 28 through Sunday, April 30. Widespread damage, fatalities, and historic flooding have resulted. According to reports from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Springfield, Missouri, storm total rainfall amounts generally ranged […]

Two Additional Skywarn Repeaters Linked

Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn is excited to announce that it now has full time coverage into the Lake of the Ozarks area! The KA0RFO repeater transmits on a frequency of 146.955 MHz. with a standard minus ( – ) offset and a PL tone of 192.8 Hertz from a tower 500 feet above Laurie, Missouri. This […]

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