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WEATHER VAULT: Tornado damage coverage in Branson on Leap Day, 2012
Updated: Apr. 16, 2021 at 2:15 PM CDT
KY3's Emily Wood reported live from Branson on Leap Day 2012 following a devastating EF-2 tornado.
PHOTOS: Severe weather Monday damages Norwood Mo. post office, farm supplies site
Updated: May. 5, 2020 at 1:01 PM CDT
High winds Monday damaged several businesses, including a local post office and the Childers Feed and Farm Supplies site in Norwood, Mo.
PHOTOS: Aftermath of severe weather in Lebanon, Mo. one day later
Updated: May. 5, 2020 at 11:12 AM CDT
High winds Monday damaged several businesses, structures and power poles in Lebanon, Missouri.
WEATHER SCHOOL LESSONS: The KY3 First Alert Weather Team shares weather insight
Updated: Apr. 6, 2020 at 12:55 PM CDT
If you and your kids missed any, you're in luck.
PHOTOS: Major tornado damage in Jonesboro, Ark.; 6 injured
Updated: Mar. 28, 2020 at 6:24 PM CDT
A tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas on Saturday afternoon, damaging several businesses and buildings in the area.
Tornado rips through Jonesboro, Arkansas, at least three hurt
Updated: Mar. 28, 2020 at 5:43 PM CDT
The Associated Press
A tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas on Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service shared a video of the storm.
FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Storm Prediction Center issues Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Updated: Mar. 27, 2020 at 4:15 PM CDT
The storms began firing up in the Ozarks around 4 p.m.
KY3 Weather Team, Springfield community gather for Severe Weather Expo
Updated: Feb. 29, 2020 at 9:08 PM CST
The KY3 First Alert Weather Team gathered for the Severe Weather Expo at Battlefield Mall on Saturday.
Severe Weather Expo set for Saturday at Battlefield Mall, includes KY3 Weather Team
Updated: Feb. 28, 2020 at 7:38 PM CST
Battlefield Mall gears up for the annual Severe Weather Expo on Saturday, February 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FEMA reminds those in flood-prone areas to check their insurance plans
Updated: Jan. 30, 2020 at 8:09 PM CST
Flooding may not be on your mind on Jan. 30, but FEMA is warning people in flood-prone areas to review their insurance plans.
Satellite and Radar
Powerful earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica
Updated: Jan. 28, 2020 at 1:55 PM CST
The USGS initially reported the magnitude at 7.3.
Small earthquake reported in south-central Kansas
Updated: Jan. 19, 2020 at 2:19 PM CST
Kansas began seeing a spike in earthquakes in 2014 that were blamed on wastewater injection wells from oil and gas production.
First Alert Meteorologist Brandon Beck looks at leaps in weather technology in the 2010s
Updated: Dec. 31, 2019 at 9:22 AM CST
The last decade brought some game-changers in field of meteorology.
Holiday Travel: Forecasts for cities across the country
Updated: Nov. 25, 2019 at 9:31 AM CST
Two major storms will affect the country this week, causing some travel headaches.
JUST THE SNOW FACTS: Are you ready for winter? See Springfield's "snowfall" past
Updated: Nov. 22, 2019 at 4:23 PM CST
Is the Ozarks due for a bad winter? Here's a look at how Springfield's snow totals measure up.
FIRST ALERT WEATHER: What we expect this winter in the Ozarks
Updated: Nov. 18, 2019 at 10:30 PM CST
Chief Meteorologist Ron Hearst shares his winter predictions.
WOOLY WORMS & FOGS: What mother nature is saying about our upcoming winter
Updated: Nov. 18, 2019 at 2:30 PM CST
Do you believe in weather folklore? KY3 Meteorologist Abby Dyer looks at a few of them.
FIRST ALERT WEATHER: How we protect you during a storm on social media
Updated: Sep. 19, 2019 at 2:01 PM CDT
KY3 First Alert Meteorologist Leah Hill shares our promise to keep your family safe from incoming weather through social media.
WATCH: What is KY3's First Alert Weather
Updated: Sep. 16, 2019 at 4:14 PM CDT
KY3 Chief Meteorologist Ron Hearst explains how First Alert Weather will keep your family prepared for bad weather in the Ozarks.
Dorian's winds slow, storm now a Category 4
Updated: Sep. 2, 2019 at 10:17 AM CDT
The center said the storm will move "dangerously close" to the Florida East Coast late Monday through Wednesday evening.
FEMA prepares to mobilize for Hurricane Dorian's landfall in Florida
Updated: Aug. 29, 2019 at 4:22 PM CDT
FEMA's David Bibo, Deputy Associate Administrator for Response and Recovery, discusses FEMA's preparation for the upcoming storm.
How are schools prepare for lightning strikes at sporting events
Updated: Aug. 23, 2019 at 5:21 PM CDT
Meteorologist Leah Hill
Lightning can strike anywhere, and not always the tallest object.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Prepare your kids for the heat on the walk home
Updated: Aug. 15, 2019 at 5:43 PM CDT
Meteorologist Leah Hill
Some elementary and high school students walk anywhere from a mile to three-and-a-half miles to and from school every weekday.
Storm Prediction Center issues Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the Ozarks
Updated: Aug. 7, 2019 at 12:41 PM CDT
Stay ahead of changing weather on the go with the KY3 Weather App. Download in the Google Play or iTunes Stores.
SLIDESHOW: KY3's Futurecast Radar maps hour-by-hour heavy rain Wednesday
Updated: Aug. 7, 2019 at 10:19 AM CDT
The Storm Prediction Center placed the Ozarks into slight risk for storms.
FLOODING FEARS: KY3 Storm Team is tracking heavy rain through Friday
Updated: Jul. 31, 2019 at 10:21 PM CDT
The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch for the western half of the Ozarks until Saturday. .
SLIDESHOW: KY3's Futurecast Radar maps hour-by-hour heavy rainfall for Thursday morning
Updated: Jul. 31, 2019 at 9:38 PM CDT
The KY3 Storm Team is tracking the potential for flash flooding in the Ozarks for Thursday.
SLIDESHOW: KY3's Futurecast Radar maps hour-by-hour severe storms Sunday into Monday morning
Updated: Jul. 21, 2019 at 7:13 PM CDT
The Storm Prediction Center issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for much of the Ozarks for Sunday night.
Storm Prediction Center issues Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the Ozarks Sunday night
Updated: Jul. 21, 2019 at 5:31 PM CDT
Download the KY3 Storm Team App in the Apple or Google Play Stores for the latest while on-the-go.
US heat wave just warming up for long and scorching weekend
Updated: Jul. 17, 2019 at 3:20 PM CDT
The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend.
EARLY WARNING: National Weather Service issues Excessive Heat Warning, Advisory beginning Wednesday
Updated: Jul. 16, 2019 at 10:13 AM CDT
Stay ahead of this heat with updates on the KY3 Weather App. Download today in the iTunes or Google Play Stores.
Springfield's Convoy of Hope responds to Tropical Storm Barry
Updated: Jul. 12, 2019 at 1:56 PM CDT
The National Weather Service reports severe amounts of rain, which is expected to lead to dangerous, life-threatening flooding that could last for several days, if not over a week in some areas.
PICTURES: KY3 Chief Meteorologist Ron Hearst reads to kids in Marionville, Mo.
Updated: Jul. 11, 2019 at 2:40 PM CDT
The session was part of KY3's Storybreak.
Missouri officials say flood damage to roads more than $29M
Updated: Jul. 10, 2019 at 2:43 PM CDT
Missouri officials say widespread flooding has cost an estimated $29 million in damages to roads and bridges, and dozens of other sites haven't even been evaluated yet.
4 counties listed in disaster declaration from April, May storms; Christian County not included
Updated: Jul. 10, 2019 at 1:27 PM CDT
Residents in Greene, Jasper, Miller and Pulaski Counties can now apply for FEMA disaster assistance.
Tornado that hit Missouri capital damaged over 600 buildings
Updated: Jul. 8, 2019 at 5:03 PM CDT
The tornado hit May 22.
6.4 earthquake rattles Southern California; no injuries reported
Updated: Jul. 4, 2019 at 12:56 PM CDT
People from the desert to the Pacific coast in Southern California reported feeling it.
EARLY WARNING WEATHER: KY3 Storm Team is tracking severe weather Wednesday
Updated: Jun. 26, 2019 at 10:05 AM CDT
The KY3 Storm Team is again tracking strong storms for Wednesday afternoon in the Ozarks.
Missouri requests 2nd federal disaster declaration
Updated: Jun. 24, 2019 at 4:31 PM CDT
The state is asking the federal government for individual assistance in more than 40 counties.
PICTURES: Storms damage homes, trees across the Ozarks
Updated: Jun. 23, 2019 at 4:31 PM CDT
Cassville, Exeter, West Plains, Anderson, and Monett among those hit by Sunday storms.
SLIDESHOW: KY3's Futurecast Radar maps hour-by-hour storm chances into Sunday morning
Updated: Jun. 22, 2019 at 8:57 PM CDT
These storms could pack heavy winds, hail and heavy rain.
BEAT THE HEAT: KY3 Storm Team shares how to play it smart in the heat
Updated: Jun. 21, 2019 at 5:28 PM CDT
KY3 Storm Team Meteorologist Matt Jones shares a few ways to keep cool.
Storm Prediction Center extends Severe Thunderstorm Watch for several counties Friday
Updated: Jun. 21, 2019 at 9:20 AM CDT
Stay ahead of changing weather with the KY3 Weather App. Download the app in the iTunes and Google Play Stores.
SLIDESHOW: KY3's Futurecast Radar maps hour-by-hour storms, heavy rain for Monday
Updated: Jun. 17, 2019 at 9:21 AM CDT
Much of the Ozarks is under a Flash Flood Watch Monday.
SLIDESHOW: KY3's Futurecast Radar maps hour-by-hour storms Sunday
Updated: Jun. 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM CDT
Flooding fears could worsen as more rain falls.
SLIDESHOW: KY3's Futurecast Radar maps hour-by-hour storms Friday
Updated: Jun. 14, 2019 at 9:43 AM CDT
The KY3 Storm Team is tracking more stormy weather Friday.
LIST: Beaches, state parks closed in the Ozarks because of flooding
Updated: Jun. 14, 2019 at 12:17 AM CDT
The Department of Natural Resources reports several state parks and beaches closed because of flooding.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warns about flooding in the White River Basin
Updated: Jun. 12, 2019 at 5:46 PM CDT
These lakes remain nearly full from spring rains, and more rain is forecast in the coming days.
SLIDESHOW: KY3's Futurecast Radar maps hour-by-hour wet weather Wednesday
Updated: Jun. 12, 2019 at 8:53 AM CDT
The KY3 Storm Team is tracking more wet weather for Wednesday in the Ozarks.
Ameren Missouri opens Bagnell Dam spill gates at Lake of the Ozarks
Updated: Jun. 11, 2019 at 8:55 PM CDT
In addition to higher levels on the Osage, lake levels will also fluctuate.