Severe Weather Chances Elevated To Enhanced Risk On Wednesday
The National Weather Service continues to predict severe weather may impact the Midwest Region and West Central Missouri on Wednesday, November 11.
Update 7:35 AM November 11, 2015: The National Weather Service has updated our status for the severe weather predicted today, here's what we're expecting according to Sedalia/Pettis County EMA Director David Clippert.
The timing has shifted a little later to between 2 and 5 PM for the possibility of severe weather. Pettis is still in the Slight Risk area with a 15% chance of severe weather. Main risk is high winds with 60 to 70 MPH winds, Large hail between quarter size to golf ball size is also possible. Tornado threat is 2 % which is low, but can't be ruled out. Good day to keep a close eye on the weather.
Storms will be fast moving and will most likely have quite a bit of lightning.
Here was the original report that came to us on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
Severe storms are still possible across the area Wednesday, with strong, damaging winds over 60 mph, frequent lightning, and a threat for hail 1” to 2” and tornadoes. These storms will move out of the area by Wednesday evening.
Strong winds through the day on Wed will bring concerns for fire spread.
Sedalia/Pettis County EMA Director David Clippert issued this statement about the severe weather predicted on Wednesday.
Still looking at the possibility of severe weather tomorrow. At the moment Pettis County is right on the western edge of the Enhanced Risk. Over the past 12 hours or so the highest risk appears to be moving towards the east. Looking to be a high wind event, with 60 MPH gusts. Tornado activity should remain isolated. Timing looks to be early afternoon into early evening. Still quite a bit of time for this to change. Updates as they come in will be posted.
In addition to the severe weather, the Smith-Cotton JROTC also announced to cancel the Veterans Day Parade Wednesday afternoon due to the severe weather anticipated. The JROTC still plans to do the Veterans Day Breakfast and the Veterans Day ceremony in the morning at Smith-Cotton High School.