We were sitting on the north facing deck of my office in wdm and watching "ladyfinger" type clouds spin down a little, then break up to the north of us. Couldn't figure how far north. Probably Grimes or so. This was around 3.
Exaggeration is a BILLION times worse than understating.
I saw on the Weather Channel that there's a high risk of tornadoes in northern Oklahoma/southern Kansas area into western Missouri. For the love of god, hopefully Joplin will be left alone
Technically speaking Joplin is just barely outside the high risk and merely in the moderate risk but it hardly matters, severe storms are definitely likely in or around the general area. High risk certainly means serious business, the nation only averages around 4 of those in a year(although that number has already been met this year).
In local terms this is round 1, should be another line of storms later this evening/overnight with more severe potential due to better forcing and shear. Will pale in comparison to the storms down south though.
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