National Weather Service

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

More rain is expected this week after flooding in parts of the Ozarks Sunday night.  Meteorologist Rob Frye with the National Weather Service, said 1.66 inches fell at the Springfield-Branson National Airport last night, causing flash flooding.  The most rain fell from central Springfield toward Willard and Republic.  Creeks rose from their banks, and vehicles were trapped in flood waters on Chestnut Expressway just east of I-44.

Emily McTavish / KSMU

Storms this morning caused minor damage and flooding in the Ozarks.  Steve Lindenberg is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

"It was mainly north of Springfield--power lines down, a few trees down," he said.

Trees and power lines are down near Lowry City and trees are down near Fair Play, Crocker and Marshfield.

Lindenberg said widespread rain of four to six inches occurred north of Springfield causing low water crossings to flood and prompting water rescues.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

The National Weather Service says as remnants of tropical system Bill moves into the Ozarks, it’ll bring several inches of rain to southern Missouri.

That means flooding and flash flooding is likely. Officials say the most favorable areas for flooding will be along creeks and streams, and also low lying areas such as low water crossings. The risk level is considered “significant” through this evening, and a flash flooding watch is in effect for our region through Friday night.

With Temps on the Rise, Ways to Avoid Heat Illness

Jun 9, 2015
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With temperatures on the rise this week, local health officials are offering tips on ways to stay safe from the extreme heat.

According to the National Weather Service, heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States.

The Springfield – Greene County Health Department reported 53 heat-related illnesses in the 2014 summer season.

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Have you ever wondered what information you can get from the National Weather Service? Are you curious how this government agency works with local organizations in times of a weather emergency?  Megan Terry, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, explains the mechanics of the NWS and how it provides information to citizens.