Missouri State University
Springfield - 91.1
Branson - 90.5
West Plains - 90.3
Mountain Grove - 88.7
Joplin - 98.9
Neosho - 103.7
Share |

It look's like you don't have Adobe Flash Player installed. Get it now.

Wind Damage Reported in the Ozarks, Including Parts of Springfield

Tree down on house
Tree down on house near MSU (photo credit: Michele Skalicky)

Wind damage was reported across parts of the Ozarks, including here in Springfield.

"Up in central Missouri, the Warsaw area, up near Lake of the Ozarks, some trees down, winds in excess of 60 miles per hour.  But more locally, here in the Springfield area, we had a corridor of some very high winds go through the Republic area, Battlefield, south Springfield into northern portions of Christian County, Billings into Nixa, Ozark and so forth," he said.

John Gagan is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield.  He says there have been numerous reports of trees, limbs and power lines down.  Traffic lights were out early this morning in parts of south Springfield.  According to Gagan, winds in those areas were likely in excess of 70 miles per hour.

He says after the sun comes up they'll try to assess just how strong the winds were.

You can look forward to some cooler temperatures this weekend.  Meteorologist David Gaede says a trough of low pressure currently developing over the Great Lakes region will bring cooler and dryer air out of Canada, which is unusual for this time of year.

"Looks like temperatures will be anywhere from five to ten degrees cooler than they were yesterday with cooler conditions expected over the weekend," " he said.

He says temperatures tomorrow and Sunday might not even reach 80.  We'll have a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms both days, according to Gaede--mostly during the afternoon and evening hours.