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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 winter storm brought freezing rain north and west of I-44 and some flooding heavy rainfall to parts of south central Missouri from the night of December 20th through the night of December 21st, 2013.  

Freezing rain caused ice to accumulate from a trace up to over a half inch in locations north of Interstate 44.  The heaviest icing caused some downed tree limbs and sporadic power outages in parts of southeast Kansas into west central and southwest Missouri.

Over south central Missouri, moderate to heavy rainfall occurred and moved across many of the same locations causing some flooding to occur.  Rainfall amounts of two to three inches occurred in parts of south central Missouri with some isolated higher amounts.  Even heavier rainfall occurred east of this across the bootheel region of Missouri.