A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has just been issued for Fulton as I write this:
...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 845 AM CSTFOR WESTERN CALLAWAY COUNTY...AT 824 AM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LAKE MYKEE...OR NEAR HOLTSSUMMIT...AND WAS MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.
LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE...CARRINGTON.SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WIND IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...DEADLY LIGHTNING...AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOMEOR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTOAREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.
DIME SIZED HAIL HAS BEEN REPORTED IN SAINT MARTINS AND IN NORTHWEST JEFFERSON CITY WITH THIS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THESTORM...TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.
Here is the current radar image from weather underground. Auxvasse is the top marker in Callaway County.
The storm is moving NNE towards Futon. I am glad I put out my hail pad this morning!
Skies are supposed to dry up by midday, and round two of storms should come tonight around 6:00 (appropriately, I have a storm spotting class at 6:30 tonight). Strong to severe storms are expected with strong straight-line winds from the advancing cold front.
Fast Forward Two Days
Winter isn't over yet. After this cold front moves through tonight, enough cold air will be in place during this next system on Saturday to produce some snow for us. Currently, the NWS in St. Louis is estimating 1-2" of snow!
I'll update later. THIS is why I love Missouri weather!