River stage: 8.45 ft. Rising
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
Update 11 AM: We're now under a Moderate RiskPosted Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 11:01 AM
In its 10:20 AM update, the Storm Prediction Center has now upgraded all of Southeast Missouri to a Moderate Risk for severe storms:
Their technical discussion states, "THE GREATEST SEVERE RISK IS EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH TONIGHT...BEGINNING AS THE PRE-FRONTAL CONVECTION NEAR AND NW OF THE ARKLATEX...AND CONTINUING OVERNIGHT AS ADDITIONAL PRE-FRONTAL CONVECTION FORMS WITHIN ONE OR MORE WARM SECTOR CONFLUENCE BANDS NEAR THE MS RIVER."
This latest outlook shows a higher chance for tornadoes. In particular, we are within the hatched area for "10% or greater probability of EF2 - EF5 tornadoes within 25 miles of a point."
High winds are also a major threat (45% probability of severe wind gusts within 25 miles):
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