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Heavy Mountain Snow across Portions of the Rockies and Intermountain West; Mainly Tranquil Weather for the East

A storm will move across the Intermountain West and Rockies through Tuesday. Heavy snow is forecast for the higher terrain with rain for lower elevations. Meanwhile, large area of high pressure for the East will keep the weather tranquil with moderating temperatures. Later this week, a more significant storm is possible for the West, especially for northern California. 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)