Friday, December 20, 2013

Winter Storm Warning - Update

Weather Update from ArtMorris.com
WWUS43 KSGF 210242
WSWSGF

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
842 PM CST FRI DEC 20 2013

...WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED FROM TONIGHT INTO THIS WEEKEND...

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM CURRENTLY PUSHING ACROSS THE SOUTHWESTERN
U.S. AND NORTHERN MEXICO WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD PRECIPITATION
ACROSS THE REGION. A FRONT WILL REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY ACROSS
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND NORTHERN ARKANSAS WITH TEMPERATURES
REMAINING NEAR TO BELOW FREEZING OVER WESTERN MISSOURI AND EXTREME
SOUTHEAST KANSAS.

THE FIRST ROUND OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN WAS MOVING INTO THE
REGION THIS EVENING. PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE
TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A GALENA TO
ROLLA LINE... WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS NORTH OF AN ANDERSON TO
SPRINGFIELD LINE.

TEMPERATURES SHOULD WARM SLIGHTLY ABOVE FREEZING SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...WITH FREEZING RAIN CHANGING TO RAIN IN MOST PLACES
SATURDAY AFTERNOON. IF TEMPERATURES DO NOT WARM AS MUCH AS
EXPECTED...MORE ICE COULD BE POSSIBLE.

THE NEXT ROUND OF PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR SATURDAY EVENING INTO
SUNDAY MORNING AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW TRACKS ACROSS THE REGION
WITH RAIN CHANGING OVER TO SNOW. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WITH THIS
SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO JUST CLIP AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF A
PITTSBURG KANSAS TO OSAGE BEACH MISSOURI LINE.


KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>069-077>080-088-089-211045-
/O.CON.KSGF.WS.W.0005.131221T0600Z-131222T1200Z/
BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-MORGAN-MILLER-MARIES-VERNON-
ST. CLAIR-HICKORY-CAMDEN-BARTON-CEDAR-POLK-DALLAS-JASPER-DADE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FORT SCOTT...PITTSBURG...
BAXTER SPRINGS...COLUMBUS...WARSAW...COLE CAMP...VERSAILLES...
ELDON...LAKE OZARK...VIENNA...NEVADA...APPLETON CITY...OSCEOLA...
HERMITAGE...OSAGE BEACH...CAMDENTON...LAMAR...EL DORADO SPRINGS...
STOCKTON...BOLIVAR...BUFFALO...JOPLIN...CARTHAGE...GREENFIELD
842 PM CST FRI DEC 20 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT
FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...AREAS ROUGHLY NORTH AND WEST OF A
JOPLIN TO VICHY LINE FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO TWO INCHES.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF INCH.

* IMPACTS...ICE AND SNOW WILL LIKELY CAUSE SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL
PROBLEMS BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING AND THEN
AGAIN SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. ICE COULD ALSO
BUILD UP ON TREES AND POWER LINES WHICH COULD LEAD TO SOME POWER
OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW AND ICE
ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS
OR IMPOSSIBLE. CONSIDER TAKING A WINTER STORM KIT ALONG WITH YOU.
THIS KIT SHOULD INCLUDE SUCH ITEMS AS TIRE CHAINS...BOOSTER
CABLES...A FLASHLIGHT...SHOVEL...BLANKETS...EXTRA CLOTHING AND
ANYTHING ELSE THAT WOULD HELP YOU SURVIVE IN CASE YOU BECOME
STRANDED.

&&

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TERRY



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