Tag Archives: National Weather Service

Severe Storms Strike Scotland County, Cause One Serious Injury

After a month of hot, dry weather, Mother Nature turned ugly not once, but twice in Scotland County in a roughly 48-hour period. The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed a tornado touched down briefly in Scotland County on Tuesday, June 26th at approximately 3:30 p.m. The funnel cloud appeared just north of the Memphis city […]

Severe Weather Awareness Week, Statewide Tornado Drill Help Missourians Prepare for Deadly Severe Weather Threats

In 2017, Missourians were reminded once again of the deadly, unforgiving force of severe weather. The state suffered its first tornado death in five years; with nine flooding fatalities, Missouri also experienced its second deadliest year for flooding in almost a decade. Beginning April 28, 2017, Missouri was hit by up to 12 inches of […]

Tornado Touches Down East of Gorin

A strong storm system moving across the Great Plains brought damage to Scotland County Saturday afternoon as a tornado touched down east of Gorin. According to the National Weather Service several rounds of showers and thunderstorms developed across the region in front of the front that was moving in from the west. Some of the […]

Dry June Has Scotland County on Brink of Drought Designation

Crops need rain and lower temperatures soon for relief. Most crops are “just a few days away from difficult times,” says University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold. “We can go from ‘not so bad’ to ‘pretty bad’ quickly,” Wiebold says. Crops need up to 1-2.2 inches of rain weekly to grow well. In […]

EF-I Tornado Destroys Three Buildings, Damages Grain Bins in Scotland County

With winds topping out at an estimated 100 mph, the severe weather blew across Scotland County quickly on Wednesday night. While the bulk of the county escaped with only minor damage, the National Weather Service reported a tornado touched down between Memphis and Arbela at approximately 4:40 p.m. on November 11th. The EF-1 twister had […]

Thunderstorms Spread Flooding Across Region

After a season lacking moisture, local creeks and streams were replenished and then some, as heavy rains on April 17th and 18th led to wide spread flash flooding across northeast Missouri. The National Weather Service reported rain totals between four to six inches in Scotland County during the two days. That led to extensive flooding […]

National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Warning

Strong northwest winds gusting up to 40 mph on Tuesday kicked off a winter storm outlook posted by the National Weather Service’s Quad Cities office on February 19th. A hazardous weather outlook was issued for northeast Missouri, southeast and east central Iowa and most of Illinois. The brisk northwest winds combined with dropping temperatures were […]