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Dangerous Heat Continues Across the South; Severe Storms Possible in the Plains

Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for much of the southern U.S. through Tuesday. Otherwise, scattered severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail are possible across portions of the southern and central High Plains. Critical fire weather conditions will persist over portions of the Southwest, Great Basin, and Intermountain West. Read More >

Severe Storms July 7th-8th, 2014

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

Event Summary

A complex of thunderstorms developed Monday evening across southeastern Nebraska and northeastern Kansas along an advancing cold front. This complex of storms then formed into a line of strong to severe thunderstorms and tracked south across the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeastern Kansas late Monday night.

Winds with this line of storms were in the 40 to 50 mph range with isolated pockets of winds at or above 60 mph. These storms caused scattered areas of tree damage along with several reports of power outages. In addition to the wind, these storms also produced a significant amount of lightning, especially across central Missouri. Areas of central Missouri also saw rainfall amounts in the 1" to 2.5" range. Much lighter rainfall amounts occurred along and south of the U.S. 60 corridor.

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