Frequent question: Does Springfield Missouri have tornadoes?

How common are tornadoes in Springfield Missouri?

Tornadoes were found to occur with a frequency of 10 each year and are a significant threat to the Springfield CWA when the severe weather season begins. The majority of these tornadoes are weak, but the occurrence of strong and violent storms is always a possibility and cannot be discounted.

Is Missouri considered Tornado Alley?

Tornado Alley is commonly used for the corridor-shaped region in the United States Midwest that sees the most tornado activity. While it is not an official designation, states most commonly included are Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Are tornadoes bad in Missouri?

Located on the northern edge of the Great Plains tornado belt, Missouri has endured numerous historic tornadoes including five EF5 tornadoes, the most destructive on the Enhanced Fujita scale, which rates the strength of tornadoes in the United States and Canada based on the damage they cause.

Do the Ozarks get tornadoes?

The risk of tornado damage in Ozark is about the same as Missouri average and is much higher than the national average.

Are there tornadoes in Lake of the Ozarks?

The risk of tornado damage in Lake Ozark is lower than Missouri average and is higher than the national average.

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What is it like to live in Springfield Missouri?

Living in Springfield, MO is easy. It’s a place that has everything you need. We have a plentiful and growing job market, great schools, world-class health care, and all the entertainment and cultural options of a big city—but with far less stress and an abundance of character and friendliness.

Does Missouri get snow?

Snow has been known to fall in Missouri as early as October, and as late as May. However, most of it falls in December, January, and February. As one would expect, the northern counties usually get the most snow. North of the Missouri River the winter snowfall averages 18 to 24 inches.

Does Branson Missouri have tornadoes?

The risk of tornado damage in Branson is lower than Missouri average and is higher than the national average.

What month has the most tornadoes in Missouri?

The peak tornado occurrence months in Missouri are April through June. A second smaller “peak” often occurs near the end of the year.