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Tropical Depression Bertha Lifting North; Isolated Severe Across Southern U.S.; Heat Continues In West

Tropical Depression Bertha continues to weaken and lift north toward the central Appalachians and eastern Ohio Valley. Heavy rain, gusty winds and flooding are likely. Meanwhile, isolated severe thunderstorms are possible on Thursday from the Southeast to south-central High Plains. Finally, the ongoing heat wave continues in the West and will expand into the Rockies by the weekend. Read More >

Overview

Strong to severe thunderstorms impacted much of the region from the afternoon of February 28th through the early morning hours of March 1st, 2017.  These storms produced at least 83 reports of large hail and damaging wind, including 3 small tornadoes across the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas.  National weather service in Springfield issued 33 severe thunderstorm warnings and 3 tornado warnings.  Largest hail size reported was to the size of golf balls.

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