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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

CSW BREAKING: "Slight Risk" of Severe Storms Over Central States Today

As advertised here at CSW last Saturday morning- Metro Kansas City as well as a large part of the MetroRegion and America's Central States are forecast to have at least some severe weather today...


The National Weather Service's (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC)- formerly of Kansas City- has outlooked a large part of our area for a "slight" risk of severe thunderstorms- with possible tornadoes in some areas.

The greatest tornado threat is forecasted to be in northeastern Arkansas and the Missouri Bootheel.


Currently- there are no severe storm watches or warnings in effect.


Although there is always the chance of a tornado- the rest of the forecasted area including the Kansas City Metro should just see a chance of severe-sized hail (1-inch or greater in diameter) and severe winds (gusts at or greater than 58 mph).


The greatest chance of strong to severe storms locally will be later this afternoon and tonight.


Across northern Nebraska and Iowa are winter weather advisories- and there are winter storm and blizzard watches and warnings further north from the Dakotas across Minnesota into Wisconsin.



Currently- there are only scattered rainshowers around Metro Kansas City with more developing in south-central and southeastern Kansas.


All activity will be moving generally from southwest to northeast and pick up forward speed as activity tonight develops..

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