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Boone County changes outdoor warning system

Boone County emergency management officials said they are testing a new outdoor warning system Tuesday. Officials said the old system caused confusion because all the sirens in the county would sound during the threat of severe weather, no matter where the threat was.

Straight line winds pose damage threat

Examining the dangers of straight line winds

Last summer, straight line winds caused $1 million worth of damage to two schools in Mid-Missouri. 

MU to bring new Doppler radar to Mid-Missouri

The intensity of thunderstorms over Mid-Missouri can sometimes be underestimated due to a lack of radar coverage in the central part of the state. 

Types of storms in Mid-Missouri

Types of storms in Mid-Missouri

Thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer months, and sometimes can turn severe.

Spring and summer averages what s average in Mid-MO

Mid-Missouri spring climatology: what's average?

In Mid-Missouri, we start the transition into warmer temperatures in March. 

Take action when a tornado warning is issued

Actions to take during a tornado warning

Once a tornado warning is issued, immediate action needs to be taken. 

ABC 17 News policy on cutting into programming for warnings

ABC 17 News policy on cutting into programming for severe weather

The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather team is here to alert you immediately if dangerous weather is moving into Mid-Missouri. 

ABC 17 Stormtrack 2015 spring forecast

2015 Spring Weather Forecast

The weather pattern hasn't changed much in the past year except to the transition from a weak La Nina condition last spring to a weak El-Nino condition this spring. 

 
3 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.
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