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Great. Omaha again in the cross hairs. At least it is a relatively small chance.
Actually, 15% is a fairly large chance. The 15% refers to a tornado within 25 miles of any spot in the 15% area. Since tornadoes are infrequent, 15% is a fairly high number. The black hatching is areas that could experience an F-2 or greater intensity tornado.
Even without tornadoes, doesn't that also mean more rain, and high straight-line winds that could push the Missouri over the top of levees?
If I remember correctly, Joplin was in a 10% hatched area on May 22 so those probabilities are nothing to sneeze at. Elaine
Yes, there is already serious flooding in some of these areas.