Neosho Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 16. huhtikuuta 2014 klo 03:46 (CDT)

...Wind Advisory in effect from 9 am this morning to 6 PM CDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect from 9 am this morning to 6 PM CDT this evening.

* Timing...strong winds are possible from 9 am to 6 PM today.

* Winds...from the south-southwest at 30 to 35 mph with gusts to around 50 mph.

* Impacts...drivers of high profile vehicles should be alert to the danger of strong winds. Motorists should exercise caution while driving in the Wind Advisory area. Be alert to sudden gusts of wind which may cause you to lose control of your vehicle.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph and/or wind gusts over 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 16. huhtikuuta 2014 klo 03:32 (CDT)

...Red flag warning in effect from 9 am this morning to 6 PM CDT this evening for extreme grassland fire danger for fire weather zones 053...069...070...071...072...093...094...095...096...098... 099 and 100...

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a red flag warning for extreme grassland fire danger...which is in effect from 9 am this morning to 6 PM CDT this evening.

* Extreme grassland fire danger...is forecast.

* Timing...the greatest fire weather risk is from 10 am until 6 PM.

* Winds...south 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative humidity...as low as 24 percent.

* Impacts...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and become very difficult to control. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the field of this fire weather product.

Record Report
Statement as of 1:14 PM CDT on April 15, 2014

...Record low temperature recorded this morning at Russell...Salina and Chanute on April 15th...

A temperature of 18 degrees was recorded at Russell this morning which broke the previous record low of 26 degrees that occurred in 1983. In Salina...the temperature fell to 21 degrees which set a new record low for the date. The previous record was 23 degrees set on this date in 1936. Chanute also recorded a new low temperature with a value of 23 degrees breaking the previous record of 24 degrees from 1928.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 6:00 am CDT on April 16, 2014

...On this date in weather history...

In 2011...the 2nd worst tornado outbreak on record finally ended...as a 3-day total of 162 tornadoes tore through the south-central and southeast parts of the United States from the 14th to the 16th. The outbreak struck 11 states from as far west as Oklahoma and southern Kansas...to the Atlantic coast from Georgia to Maryland. Of the tornadoes...12 were EF3 rated. Hardest hit was North Carolina which was raked by 26 twisters and where 22 were killed. The deadliest twister...an EF3...struck the town of Askewville in extreme northeast North Carolina where 11 died and catastrophic damage resulted. A 2nd EF3 tornado tore through Raleigh and nearby suburbs where 5 were killed. In all there were 39 deaths with 5 more killed by destructive winds.

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In 1998...atmospheric chaos broke out over southern Kentucky as severe thunderstorms ravaged many areas with a severe quartet of huge hail...destructive winds...tornadoes...and flash floods. The hail ranged in size from Golf balls to baseballs and totaled nearly every vehicle at dealerships and car rentals. The hail totaled around 4,000 vehicles...severely damaged 8,300 homes...37 businesses...and 14 apartments. The destructive winds reached 95 to 100 mph in extreme southwest Kentucky at Hopkinsville where 2 people were injured...barns were leveled and several homes were heavily damaged. Of the 9 tornadoes...the strongest was an F3 that hit the town of Glasgow...located 25 miles east of Bowling Green...where 2 were killed...9 were injured and $10 million damage resulted. Total damage from the outbreak was $535 million.