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Winter Storm Departing Northeast; Cold Front To Deliver Locally Heavy Snow for the Northern To Southern Rockies and Upper Midwest

The early season, record winter storm is gradually departing the Northeast U.S. today but lingering impacts of heavy snow, mixed precipitation, in gusty winds and coastal flooding continue. Meanwhile, a cold front plunging through the Upper Midwest and Front Range of the Rockies will produce localized heavy snow from North Dakota to southern Minnesota and from the northern to central Rockies. Read More >

Local Office Research


Severe Thunderstorms and Convection:


Operational Application of 0-3 km Bulk Shear Vectors in Assessing QLCS Mesovortex and Tornado Potential (Jason Schaumann NWS Springfield, MO and Ron Przybylinski, NWS St. Charles, MO)


An Introduction to the Storm Monitor and Analysis Program  (David Hotz and Shawn O'Neill NWS Morristown, TN; Jason Schaumann NWS Springfield, MO)


The 08 May 2009 Missouri Derecho: Radar Analysis and Warning Implications over Parts of Southwest Missouri  (Ron Przybylinski NWS St. Charles, MO; Jason Schaumann and Doug Cramer NWS Springfield, MO; Nolan T. Atkins Lyndon State College)


7 January 2008 Tornado at the Rolla-Vichy National Airport  (John P. Gagan)


A Comprehensive Severe Weather Forecast Checklist and Reference Guide (John D. Gordon and Drew Albert)

Mesoscale Vorticity Center and its Contribution to the Generation of Strong to Severe Convection: A Case Study (David A. Schmidt)


Severe Weather Climatology for the Springfield, MO WFO County Warning Area (Fred E. Hatch III)


Winter Weather:


Characteristics of Major Ice Storms in the Central United States (Kristopher J. Sanders, Chad M. Gravelle, John P. Gagan, and Charles E. Graves)


A Comprehensive Winter Weather Forecast Checklist (John D. Gordon)


Southwest Missouri Snowstorm of January 18-19, 1995 (Daniel Riddle, John Gordon, Steven Lindenberg, Steve Shumway, and Mike Sutton)




Application of Radiosonde Ascent Rate Variations to Detect Atmospheric Turbulence Affecting Aircraft (William Blackmore NWS Headquarters and Ryan Kardell NWS Springfield, MO)