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October 1st Marks Second Severe Weather Season

Spring marks a time for severe weather as ingredients are coming together to see strong to severe storms. The upper level jet is shifting north, which brings increasing winds with height (also called shear), which is just one ingredient. During the fall months, this same jet is shifting south. Thus again, bringing the shear ingredient needed for strong to severe storms. On the 1st of October in 2014 in Mid-Missouri we had several severe warned storms, including a tornado warning. There were 8 confirmed high wind reports and 2 large hail reports. Power lines were knocked down in Sedalia, and a 62 mph wind wind speed was reported from Jefferson City.

Severe storms during the month of October, can be just as deadly. October of 2007 brought a tornado to Monroe County, killing two people. It’s important to take severe warned storms just as serious in the fall months, as we do during the Spring.

Next week begins the second severe weather season which will last until mid October. We’ll need to keep a closer eye on the forecast in the next few weeks. For additional weather updates follow @ABC17Stormtrack on twitter.-Meteorologist Brittany Beggs

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