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Heavy Rainfall Across Portions Of Gulf Coast States This Week

Abundant moisture will interact with a stalled front in the Gulf of Mexico this week to generate locally heavy rainfall across the Gulf Coast region. This activity will be bolstered mid-late week by remnants of Willa, currently in the eastern Pacific. This surge of moisture could bring widespread flood concerns to the region given the prolonged period of wet weather. Read More >

Saturday, February 24th, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm

Battlefield Mall, Springfield, Missouri

Battlefield Mall will host the 2018 Severe Weather Awareness Expo along with the National Weather Service and other local agencies and partners to better equip Southwest Missouri communities to prepare for the upcoming severe weather season of tornadoes, flash flooding and severe storms. The event will be located in the East Court of the mall and it is free to attend. Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 24th from 10 am to 2 pm...Bring the whole family!

Missouri is known for its dangerous weather ranging from tornadoes, to extreme flooding, and even winter storms. It’s important for Missourians to know about weather safety since we have the extremes. The Severe Weather Awareness Expo at the Battlefield Mall is to inform the community on how to keep their families safe before and after severe weather hits.

NWS Springfield along with other local partner agencies and media outlets will be there to educate the community on severe weather. There will be fun interactive activities and educational material for everyone. We will have our tornado simulation machine on display. There will be meteorologists there to answer your questions and even help you program your NOAA weather radio. Check back for more information and let us know if you plan on stopping by. We hope to see you there!

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