National Weather Service

National Weather Service, Pleasant Hill, MO
Jim Cunningham
April 09, 2018 - 8:13 am
Forecasting the weather remains a tricky business, but new technology is allowing meteorologists to look further into the future and provide more accurate predictitions. Jared Leighton has seen a lot of advancements in his time as a National Weather Service meteorologist. Radar technology continues...
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Jim Cunningham
March 08, 2018 - 6:06 am
Each year more than 100 people are killed by lightning in the U.S., according to the National Weather Service. Another 300 people are injured in the electrical strikes. Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 4-10. In most cases victims of lightning strikes are outdoors, but some structures do not...
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Marc LaVoie
February 20, 2018 - 4:46 am
The National Weather Service issued an Ice Storm Warning for a large portion of the Kansas City area until 6 p.m. Tuesday. The forecast calls for freezing rain and a slight chance for thunderstorms, with a low of about 30 degrees. Freezing rain could occur in the early morning hours and then return...
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Marc LaVoie
January 11, 2018 - 4:09 am
People living in the Kansas City area are waking up to starkly different conditions than existed Wednesday night. Many school districts called off classes for Thursday. A strong cold front is expected to bring rain, freezing rain, sleet and eventually snow to the area. Gusty winds combined with...
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Jim Cunningham
November 15, 2017 - 4:05 am
Kansas City, MO - After a few mild winters in a row, some meteorologists are predicting a typical winter for the Kansas City Metro. Forecasters gathered around a table for a winter weather seminar at the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, to focus on the Pacific Ocean and La Niña, a...
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Jim Cunningham
August 31, 2017 - 4:55 am
The storm system known as Harvey continues to dissipate and move northward after dumping a U.S.-record 52 inches of rain on the Houston area, leaving some to ask whether the hurricane and tropical storm are part of something bigger. Kansas City has also received an unusually high amount of rain...
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August 05, 2017 - 8:27 am
A flood watch has been issued by The National Weather Service until Sunday morning at 7am. The NWS issued the following statement The forecast remains on track with a potentially significant flash flooding event through Sunday morning. Initial thunderstorm activity has formed across eastern Kansas...
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