Storm Event Summary

April 10, 2011


Severe thunderstorms moved through the Ozarks during the evening hours Sunday, April 10th, 2011, persisting into the early morning of April 11th.  Thunderstorms fired along a slow moving dryline as it pushed across southwestern Missouri around 6:00 PM on April 10th.  Storms initially struggled to break through a "cap" of warm air aloft, but once they were able to overcome this inhibition, many thunderstorms became strong to severe, organizing into linear clusters.  Isolated wind damage and large hail were the primary hazards with these storms, though one EF-0 rated tornado did occur in Webster County, just north of Fordland. 

Convection persisted through the early morning hours of April 11th across the eastern Ozarks and the dryline and a cold front eventually pushed east.  Storms ended around daybreak on the 11th. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.