The month of May is known for being the most prolific month for severe weather in the central United States. This week showed why, as over 200 tornadoes were reported across the United States, most of them in the southern and central States. Tragically, some of these tornadoes turned deadly, including an EF-3 that struck the small town of Golden City, Missouri on Wednesday. Three people lost their lives in the storm, including an elderly couple that were thrown over 200 yards from their home by the tornado. Another EF-3 tornado tore through Jefferson City, MO on Wednesday, injuring 20 people. Yet another EF-3 tornado touched down in the small town of Carl Junction, MO.
Unfortunately for storm-weary residents, the threat for severe weather is expected to continue, as multiple systems take similar tracks across the region. The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of the central United States, including parts of Missouri, under various risk categories for severe weather each day through next Tuesday.