Monday, May 23, 2011

Severe Weather Update - Joplin Area

Unfortunately, a cluster of strong to severe thunderstorms is developing in southeast Kansas and is moving directly toward the Joplin area at this time.  Here is the latest radar image below:

Based on the current speed & direction of movement, this activity would reach Joplin between 8 and 8:30 this morning.  Based on the present size of this area of thunderstorms, it will take about 60-90 minutes to move completely through the area.  Very heavy rain, dangerous lightning, gusty winds of 50-60 mph, and some spotty hail around 1 inch diameter will be possible.

For more detailed information on the tragedy in Joplin yesterday evening, please go to my earlier post here.

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