Power Outage

Afternoon thunderstorms cause power outages for Evergy customers

Grundy County Emergency Management, early in the afternoon, on Monday, August 10, 2020, reported thunderstorm related power outages for customers of Evergy, formerly KCP&L. An online map from earlier in the afternoon at 1:45 pm showed six outages collectively causing over 1,300 Evergy customers to lose power. Locations include, but not limited to Laredo, Chula, […]

Audio: National Weather Service Meteorologist says “Expect thunderstorms in northern Missouri”

The National Weather Service is predicting significant amounts of rain on or before Wednesday, which would help the local area with some much-needed moisture. KTTN spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Brent Pesel at the National Weather Service’s Pleasant Hill office on what northern Missouri can expect.     Hot weather is expected over the […]

Audio: Remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal to bring widespread rain, possible severe weather to north Missouri

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal are moving into Missouri, prompting watches. The National Hurricane Center said in its 4 a.m. update the center of the storm is about 80 miles southeast of Springfield, Mo., and has maximum sustained winds of 30 mph. A flash flood watch is in effect for areas in and near […]

Derecho Storm on radar

Audio: Storm that hit Branson during duck boat sinking known as a Derecho

(MissouriNet) – The National Weather Service says an unusual weather event called a derecho (durr-AY-shee-oh) hit Missouri the night a Ride the Ducks boat tour in Branson turned deadly. Senior Meteorologist Doug Kramer with the Springfield office calls a derecho a line of thunderstorms on steroids.     Senior Meteorologist Doug Kramer with the Springfield National […]

Drought Graphic

With rain deficit nearing 10-inches, soil moisture supplies not faring well with farmers

The recent lack of rainfall has increased the percentages that are short on topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies in Grundy County. A Monday report from the Farm Service Agency office in Trenton shows topsoil moisture is 50% short and 15% very short. Both figures are greater than last week. Thirty-five percent of the topsoil moisture […]

Grazing School Photo of Cattle in Field

Cool-season pastures start regrowth with arrival of warm-weather rains

Cool-season grasses such as fescue that dominate pasture grass in Missouri need warm weather to grow. The coldest April since 1907 set back forage for Missouri’s beef cow herds. Now, warm weather with rain creates forage for grazing and haying, said forage specialist Craig Roberts in a weekly University of Missouri Extension teleconference. New grass […]