Saturday, March 20, 2010

Weather update

548 PM CDT SAT MAR 20 2010  ..WINTER STORM TO IMPACT SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND PORTIONS OF THE MISSOURI OZARKS THROUGH SUNDAY...  HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT EXTREME SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND PORTIONS OF THE MISSOURI OZARKS TONIGHT. FIVE TO NINE INCHES ARE NOW FORECASTED FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM LAMAR...TO STOCKTON LAKE...TO GRAVOIS MILLS. THEREFORE...POLK...DADE...HICKORY...CAMDEN...AND MORGAN COUNTIES HAVE BEEN UPGRADED TO A WINTER STORM WARNING.  FARTHER EAST ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MISSOURI...RAIN WILL MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN AT TIMES...INCLUDING SPRINGFIELD...LEBANON...AND OZARK. MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET ARE EXPECTED. HOWEVER...MANY LOCATIONS IN THE EASTERN OZARKS WILL ONLY EXPERIENCE RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.   MOZ057-081-090-094-095-102-103-210700- /O.CON.KSGF.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-100322T0000Z/ MILLER-LACLEDE-GREENE-LAWRENCE-CHRISTIAN-BARRY-STONE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELDON...LAKE OZARK...LEBANON... SPRINGFIELD...AURORA...MOUNT VERNON...NIXA...OZARK...MONETT... CASSVILLE...KIMBERLING CITY...GALENA 548 PM CDT SAT MAR 20 2010  ..WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SUNDAY...  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY SLEET AND SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SUNDAY.  * SHORT TERM TRENDS...PRIMARILY LIGHT RAIN...SLEET...AND LIGHT   SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT ALONG AND   NEAR A LINE FROM TABLE ROCK LAKE...TO STRAFFORD...AND TO   LEBANON. TEMPERATURES WILL HOVER IN THE LOWER 30S. AREAS OF   FREEZING RAIN MAY ALSO DEVELOP TOWARD SUNSET.  * TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...THE COMBINATION OF LIGHT   RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW WILL OCCUR THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT FOR   AREAS ALONG AND NEAR A LINE FROM TABLE ROCK LAKE...TO   STRAFFORD...AND UP TOWARD LEBANON.  * SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SLEET ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE     THIRD OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG WITH POTENTIAL SNOW     ACCUMULATIONS UP TO TWO INCHES  * IMPACTS...TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE ESPECIALLY TONIGHT   ACROSS SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL MISSOURI. ROAD CONDITIONS WILL   LIKELY BECOME HIGHLY VARIABLE...WITH THE BULK OF ICE AND SLEET   ACCUMULATION OCCURRING ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. THIS WINTRY   MIX OF PRECIPITATION WILL IMPACT HIGHWAYS 54...60...65...AND 160   AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF INTERSTATE 44.  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SLEET AND SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING