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Tornadoes, Huge Hail Batter Midwest, Plains States; More to Come

On Sunday, at least 25 tornadoes pummeled states across the Midwest and Great Plains. At least two people died in the storms. Even more harsh weather, and not just tornadoes, is set to hit much of the rest of the country on Monday.

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National Weather Service

Severe Thunderstorms and Tornados Possible Over the Weekend

The National Weather Service is predicting that severe weather could pick up this weekend, with a higher likelihood that bad weather will strike on Sunday night or Monday morning.

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Big Ol’ Thunderstorms: Love ‘em or Hate ‘em? [POLL]

Many of us in Mid-Missouri have been experiencing quite a few thunderstorms recently.  There have been severe weather advisories, reports of 60 mph winds and the threat of hail in the area, not to mention the damaged trees, flooded streets and traffic accidents that come along with a good old fashioned Missouri storm.  Despite all of this mayhem, I'm absolutely loving this weather, and I have a hard time believing that I'm only one out there who likes it.

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Thunderstorms Survey

Are you looking forward to the next big thunderstorm, or are you waiting for all of this to just pass us by and let the sunshine in?

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Pettis County Emergency Sirens at Noon are Just a Test

According to Pettis County EMA Director David Clippert, the EMA will have a check of the emergency sirens today at noon.  It's hard to believe we are coming off a major snow storm, and now we turn our attention to severe thunderstorms, but hey, that's Missouri weather. It won't be long before we are watching the radar for severe thunderstorms.

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National Weather Service

Nasty Weather Wreaking Havoc All Over the Country

A particularly harsh, and large, spate of weather has been pummeling much of the Eastern half of the country, with recent incidents affecting residents as far north as Wisconsin and Michigan and all the way down to Georgia and Alabama, even stretching westward into Texas.

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EMA Prepares for Potential Severe Weather; North Sedalia and Skyline Shelters Closed

The Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency released a statement today (Jan, 28) updating Pettis County residents on the status of the local storm shelters.  The statement was issued following a forecast that included a slight risk of high winds and isolated tornados.  In the event that a tornado watch is issued in Pettis County, the North Sedalia and Skyline Elementary shelters will not be open due to severe cracks in the roofs of the shelters.

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2012 Severe Weather Recap Shows Calm Skies for Pettis County

The Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency recently released their severe weather review for 2012.  Although violent and damaging storms did occur, 2012 was a very calm year for Pettis County, with only one Severe Thunderstorm Warning, no more than five Severe Thunderstorm Watches.  Perhaps most notable is the fact that Pettis County was never placed under a Tornado Watch in 2012.

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Pettis County Storm Shelter Map

View Pettis County Storm Shelters in a larger map

Pettis County storm shelters are location at various locations around town and vary in capacity, able to shelter from 600-3000 people at a time.  The shelters will be available when Pettis County has been placed under a Tornado Watch, and will remain open until the watch expires or has been cancelled.  Information concerning whether or not residents should go to the shelter will be broadcast on Newstalk 1050 KSIS, as well as 1490 and available online via Nixle.  You can also “Like” Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency on Facebook for Storm shelter status.

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