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Saturday, May 18, 2013

CSW WEATHER: Tornado Watch for Metro Kansas City Until 4 AM Sunday Morning





 BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
     TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 176
     NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
     1040 PM CDT SAT MAY 18 2013
     
     TORNADO WATCH 176 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 AM CDT FOR THE
      FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
     
     KSC003-005-013-031-043-045-059-085-087-091-103-111-121-131-139-
     177-209-190900-
     /O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0176.130519T0340Z-130519T0900Z/
     
     KS 
     .    KANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
     
     ANDERSON             ATCHISON            BROWN               
     COFFEY               DONIPHAN            DOUGLAS             
     FRANKLIN             JACKSON             JEFFERSON           
     JOHNSON              LEAVENWORTH         LYON                
     MIAMI                NEMAHA              OSAGE               
     SHAWNEE              WYANDOTTE           
     
     
     MOC003-005-021-047-049-063-075-087-095-147-165-227-190900-
     /O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0176.130519T0340Z-130519T0900Z/
     
     MO 
     .    MISSOURI COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
     
     ANDREW               ATCHISON            BUCHANAN            
     CLAY                 CLINTON             DEKALB              
     GENTRY               HOLT                JACKSON             
     NODAWAY              PLATTE              WORTH               
     
     
     ATTN...WFO...TOP...EAX...
     

Friday, May 17, 2013

CSW WEATHER: Severe Storms- Tornadoes- Possible Later Sunday- Monday in Kansas City MetroRegion

Nationwide- it's been one of the quietest spring severe weather seasons across America in 60 years (1953).


Although the 1953 season started late- that year was the leader in tornado deaths until (still incredible to me) 2011.


We've then had it easy regarding severe weather here in our region- but that's all due to change by late this weekend.


The NWS' Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has outlooked Metro and much of MetroRegion Kansas City for severe thunderstorms (t-stms) and possible tornadoes Sunday afternoon and evening.


That threat also exists again Monday afternoon and evening.


A large portion of the US Central States from the Twin Cities to near the DFW MetroPlex will also be 'under the gun.'



Please make your friends and family aware of the possibility of severe storms on those days- and give some thought as to what you and they would do in the event of a confirmed tornado heading your way.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

CSW BREAKING: "Large Tornado" South of Dallas-Fort Worth


Severe storms have dropped several tornadoes around and southwest of the DFW MetroPlex Wednesday night...


"Major damage" along with "serious injuries" were reported in and/or near the communities  of Granbury and DeCordova in Hood county TX..


At 9:24 pm- CBS11 is reporting "fatalities in Hood county" TX- "according to the Sheriff's Department" in Hood county.



storm spotter for the CBS TV affiliate Channel 11 reported a "large tornado on the ground" near Cleburne TX...



As of 10:30 pm CDT- "two fatalities and 16 injuries" have been reported in the Granbury area.


More than an hour later- that figure was increased to "three dead" with "around 100 injured-" according to a report on NBC5 in Dallas.


At a news conference shortly after midnight Thursday morning- the Hood county sheriff Mr. Roger Deeds reported "at least six dead" with more than 100 injuries of various degrees of severity.



There were slightly more than a dozen people yet unaccounted for- Sheriff Deeds said.


Than number had been reduced to six Thursday morning.


A preliminary intensity of the Granbury leg of the tornado has been rated an EF-4.


There were reports of a roof off at least one home on Lakeshore Drive at Lake Cleburne.


As of 10:35 pm- damage was reported to homes in southwestern Cleburne with some "people trapped in their homes" in those areas.


No deaths had been reported in Cleburne as of early Thursday morning- but at least six people received injuries from the tornado.


Storms continued around these areas for a time after the tornado(s) struck- and flash flooding was a concern.

                       

At sunrise Thursday- WFAA's "Chopper 8" flew over the devastated areas.


Severe storms are possible in the Kansas City MetroRegion late Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Two Dead After Hit and Run Crash in Johnson County MO

Just before 12:30 am on Mother's Day 2013- an eastbound motorist on U.S. 50 in northwestern Johnson county MO slammed into the rear of a 1997 Mercury containing four people.


The Mercury- being driven by Ronald Harvey said the MO Highway Patrol report- lost control- left the road- rolled and struck a tree.


Mr. Harvey and a passenger- Vickie Brandkamp- were killed.


Two rear seat passengers- Kelly Neth and Keith Roth- were seriously injured- and transported by EMS to Metro Kansas City medical trauma centers.


All in the Mercury were from Green Ridge MO...


The vehicle that struck the Mercury left the scene- and the MO Highway Partol is investigating to identify that vehicle and it's driver.