Severe Weather Review

Aug 082015

Storms_NW_of_SpringfieldUPDATE:  National Weather Service storm survey teams found evidence of 95-100 mph straight-line winds on Saturday (8/8/15) in an area just west of Fellows Lake just north of Springfield:

STORY: A batch of thunderstorms which came out of the northwest from Kansas produced some wind damage in the Ozarks on Saturday morning.

As the storms crossed over Stockton Lake, estimated 60 mph winds were reported.  The storms continued to pick up in intensity as they approached southern Polk and northwestern Greene Counties.


Large trees were reported down in and near the Walnut Grove area in northwestern Greene County. A 24 inch tree was reported down in Bois D’Arc.  Power lines were reported down in the Willard area near Farm Road 56 and Highway 13 and also FR 129 and 88.

In Springfield, the strongest winds tracked through the north side of town, especially north of I-44.  At least two barns damaged and one was destroyed near Farm Road 66 and 174. Ebeneizer reported a tree down near FR 54 and 127. The Springfield National Weather Service reported a wind gust to 41 mph.

Apr 062015


Additional surveys found a weak tornado did damage near Webb City on Thursday night


National Weather Service damage surveys have revealed five tornadoes in Missouri and one in Kansas from severe storms on Thursday and Friday, April 2nd and 3rd, 2015.

This list is preliminary as additional surveys are ongoing:

Vanzant EF-1
SE Barton Co. (Near Golden City) EF-0
SE McDonald/SW Barry Co. EF-1
Pomona EF-2
Hallowell, KS EF-0
Webb City EF-0


Apr 132013
Storm Chase Review, Friday, April 13th, 2012

[Note: This is a post from a year ago reviewing our storm chase in Oklahoma] We were very close to the Norman, OK tornado on Friday but made a wise storm chase decision which likely prevented us from a too close and possibly dangerous encounter. The radar image shown was tweeted on Friday as we were heading south […]