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Critical Fire Weather Threats in the West; Storms in the High Plains

Gusty winds, very dry conditions, and areas of dry thunderstorms are producing Critical fire weather threats across the Great Basin, Northern Rockies, and into the Northern High Plains. Severe storms in the High Plains are primarily expected to contain damaging winds and large hail. Near record heat in the South and Central High Plains and the Northeast. Heat builds into the Southwest this week. Read More >


A cold front moved through southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks on Thursday bringing a shallow cold air mass to the area. The freezing line made it to the Missouri/Arkansas border. Freezing rain moved into the area late Thursday night from the south. Minor icing occurred along the Arkansas border due to warm temperatures hovering around 32 degrees. Heavier icing occurred north of a line from near Joplin to just north of Springfield, to near Salem, where ¼ to ½ inch of ice accretion was common on elevated objects, with some local ¾ inch amounts. This was in area where temperatures remained in the upper 20s. Several other waves of rain/freezing rain brought more icing to the region Saturday and again early Sunday morning.

Ice Accumulation Amounts
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