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Continued Heavy Rain for Portions of Texas and Louisiana; Critical Fire Weather Threats in the Great Basin

Slow moving tropical depression Imelda will produce heavy rain and flooding across southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana through late this week. Isolated areas may receive as much as 25 inches of rain, and flash flood watches are in effect, including for the Houston metro area. Active storms in the West will keep fire weather threats elevated to critical in the Great Basin. 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)