Missouri Memorial Day Weekend: Severe Thunderstorms, Flooding, and Camping Alerts

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Kansas City, MO – Severe thunderstorms are expected across central and eastern Missouri this Memorial Day weekend, prompting alerts for campers and warnings of potential flooding.

According to the National Weather Service Kansas City, strong to severe thunderstorms will continue Friday evening, with the greatest chance for storms in northeastern Missouri. Hazards include damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph and hail up to the size of golf balls.

Thunderstorm activity will pause during the day on Saturday, but is expected to return late Saturday night into Sunday morning. These storms bring the potential for wind gusts over 70 mph, large hail, brief tornadoes, and localized flooding. The most severe weather is anticipated between 10 PM Saturday and 3 AM Sunday, affecting areas from eastern Kansas into western and central Missouri.

Campers are strongly advised to be prepared for these conditions. Have multiple ways to receive weather warnings, such as NOAA Weather Radio, cell phone alerts, and local media updates. Avoid camping near rivers or streams due to the risk of flooding, and ensure you have an emergency kit with essentials like water, food, a battery-powered radio, flashlight, and first aid supplies.

Stay alert and be safe this Memorial Day weekend.

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